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 certified by the National Commission on Certification of PAs. If you are looking to shadow a PA, we recommend the Physician Assistant Shadow Online
program. You can view a tuitorial video here
The PSPA membership year is from June 30 – July 1. Join today
to begin reaping the benefits of PSPA membership.
TOOLS FOR STUDENTS
The PSPA offers a set of tools
for students to help give them an edge.
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.
The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants presents student scholarships
on an annual basis. The PSPA Diversity Council sponsors an annual contest. In the spirit of diversity, a variety of media format is welcome. Contest
NEW GRADUATE INFORMATION SHEET
Upon successfully graduating from PA school, a number of steps
are required before seeking employment. 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.
Questions about the training and utilization of Physician Assistants can be answered by the PSPA staff
PSPA Student Page