PA outline - I.History A.Initiated in 1965 by Eugene Stead...

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I. History A. Initiated in 1965 by, Eugene Stead, a physician at Duke University who wanted to increase access to healthcare. B. Started 1 st program w/ group of Navy men. C. Were doctors during WWII, who weren’t qualified to practice D. Fast-paced training like they trained doctors during WWII. E. Eventually became an accredited education program. II. Education A. Prerequisite courses to get into PA school- basic sciences: 1. Anatomy & physiology 2. Chemistry 3. Biology 4. Microbiology 5. At least 3.0 GPA 6. And some prior healthcare experience B. Certified by national examination process (PANCE) C. Minimum of bachelor’s degree to be PA D. The professional component (PA school) is around 24-28 months in length. Didactic coursework includes anat. & phys., pharmacology, patient evaluation, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, ethics, diversity and others. E. Clinical year includes rotations in family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, ER medicine, orthopedics and others. F. More than 130 accredited PA programs exist G. Most students average 2 years PA school H. Complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years and pass recertification exams every 6 years
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