The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants student handbook outlines the opportunities the PSPA offers to its student members. Numerous student specific web links are available for quick access.
MEDICAL CHALLENGE BOWL
The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants hosts a student medical challenge bowl at the annual PSPA Fall CME conference. Teams of PA students compete against each other for prizes and honors.
The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants presents Student scholarships on an annual basis. The diversity council for the PSPA sponsors an annual essay 2017 Thomas J. Lemley Award For Health Disparity Guidelines.
NEW GRADUATE INFORMATION SHEET
Upon successfully graduating from PA school, numerous steps are required before seeking employment. The new graduate instruction sheet outlines the steps. Physician Assistants in the state of Pennsylvania are required to obtain licensure to practice. A PA with an MD supervisor needs to register with the State Board of Medicine and a PA with a DO supervisor needs to register with the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. The supervising physician also needs to be approved by the appropriate board to be a supervisor by completing a supervisor’s written agreement. PAs in Pennsylvania must be nationally certified through the NCCPA to obtain permanent state licensure.
PENNSYLVANIA PA PROGRAMS
A complete list of PA programs in the state of Pennsylvania.
TRANSITION TO PRACTICE
See a Transition To Practice slideshow explaining this important information.
Questions about the training and utilization of Physician Assistants can be answered by the PSPA staff.
PSPA Student Page