Public Relations Activites

Physician Assistant Week
Stacy Ryan, PA-C, Public Relations and Education Committee
Physician Assistant week has come and gone again. This year, PA week in Pennsylvania was kicked off at our annual PSPA CME conference. Governor Edward Rendell officially proclaimed October 6 – 12 PA week in Pennsylvania.

PSPA takes the PA Message to the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA)
Abby Jacobson, PA-C Public Relations and Education Chair
Pennsylvania is one of the states where physician assistant practice is regulated by two different boards, the State Board of Medicine and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. There are differences in the regulations that are significant and in an effort to educate DOs about the potential advantage of utilizing PAs…

Hints for Public Education
Sue Swank-Caschera, PA-C
For years PAs have struggled to educate patients and the public about what we do and who we are. It is only in recent years that patients understand when introductions are made. Still, we get the question: “Are you studying to be a doctor?”

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