WHAT IS A PA?
Physician Assistants are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Physician Assistants
(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. You can learn more by viewing this video in windows media
or real player
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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
PENNSYLVANIA DRUG CARD PROGRAM
The PSPA now has a Pennsylvania Drug Card program to provide discounts to Pennsylvanians on prescriptions. For further information click
Questions about the training and utilization of Physician Assistants can be answered by the PSPA staff