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WHAT IS A PA?
Physician Assistants are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision.  (PAs) are qualified by graduation from an accredited physician assistant educational program and/or certified by the National Commission on Certification of PAs. Within the physician/PA relationship, PAs exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The clinical role of PAs include primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings in rural and urban areas. PA practice is centered on patient care and may include educational, research and administrative activities.

PSPA PURPOSE
The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) was established in 1976. As a young but steadily growing non-profit organization, the PSPA strives to be representative of all physician assistants within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The goals and objectives of the Society are to enhance quality medical care to the people of Pennsylvania through a process of continuing medical education, both to the membership and to the public; to provide loyal and honest service to the public and to the medical profession; to promote professionalism among its membership; and to promote understanding of the PA profession.

ADVERTISE CME EVENTS
The PSPA provides advertising space on the CME portion of the website for continuing medical education conference.

EXHIBITOR FORM AND SPEAKER APPLICATION
The PSPA has an annual CME conference. Speaker candidates are encouraged to apply to participate in the conference. Medical and non medical exhibitors are offered unopposed exhibit time.

SUMMARY OF PA REGULATIONS
The scope of practice of the Physician / PA team is governed by the regulations under the State Board of Medicine and State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

PENNSYLVANIA DRUG CARD PROGRAM
The PSPA now has a Pennsylvania Drug Card program to provide discounts to Pennsylvanians on prescriptions. For further information click here.

CONTACT US
Questions about the training and utilization of Physician Assistants can be answered by the PSPA staff.