PA speech - Physicians Assistant I Introduction A...

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Physician’s Assistant I. Introduction- A physician’s assistant is a health professional licensed to practice medicine in U.S. PA’s are also most commonly known as “family doctors”, as they are usually the ones who when someone is sick, or hurt something, that person will be evaluated by a PA. PA’s are a very important part of the healthcare system as there aren’t enough physician’s to see all the patients in one day. Instead, there are a much larger number of PA’s to see the patients so it makes the number of patients see in one day much greater than what a few physician’s could see. The PA has almost the same status as a physician just that whatever the PA does on a given day, he reports everything to the supervising physician. (Now for the history of the PA) II. The history of the PA brings us back during WWII where A. Duke University was 1 st institution to start PA program. 1. Eugene Stead was the lead physician who started program
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2009 for the course CST 110 taught by Professor Leinart during the Spring '07 term at Wisc La Crosse.

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