No. PAs work to enhance the practice and the lifestyle of the entire medical team. They are integral to the team, and supplement, not supplant the work of physicians. PAs work within inter-professional teams that might include nurses, nurse practitioners,… Read more »
Physician Assistants want to be Physician Assistants. There is no short cut and no stepping stone from the Physician Assistant profession to that of a physician, in the same way that there are no shortcuts to becoming a PA.
In the mid-1960s, physicians and educators recognized there was a shortage and uneven distribution of primary care physicians. To expand the delivery of quality medical care, Dr. Eugene Stead of the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina put together… Read more »
At present there are four Physician Assistant Education Programs (PAEP) in Canada: the Canadian Forces Medical Services School, the University of Manitoba, McMaster University, and the PA Consortium (University of Toronto, Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Michener Institute… Read more »
Smith & Reid currently offers liability insurance for Certified Physician Assistants (Canadian or US) who are members of CAPA. In some jurisdictions PAs are covered under the employer’s comprehensive general liability insurance. The Canadian Medical Protective Association provides professional liability… Read more »