Physician Assistants

Medicine needs to see PAs as partners, not medical assistants. Medicine needs to let us into their organizations, especially with the number of clinicians we have in specialty care - David Mittman PA

Physician Assistants

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For Physician Assistants, One Word Can Mean a Lot

In the PA community, one word can mean a lot.

I'm a physician assistant (PA) and am also an athletic trainer (ATC). As an ATC, I labored for over a decade performing care and prevention of injuries for athletes ranging from professional and elite level college players to sixth grade soccer teams. The title "athletic trainer" was always a point of contention for ATCs, and it's debated on a regular basis. It certainly was tiring to constantly have friends, patients, and colleagues from other professions ask me things like, "So you work with horses?" or "Oh I see, you are one of those people who help put together workouts for gym members," etc.

When I became a PA, I walked…

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 For Physician Assistants, One Word Can Mean a Lot

Here’s to a refined and modernized understanding of what PAs do, so we can better serve the millions of patients who are about to flood our medical system. We are proud of our partnership with MDs over the years, and after all, it was MDs who created us!

NEWS-Line for Physician Assistants

NEWS-Line publishes print and online news magazines, as well as weekly e-mail newsletters, providing News, Information and Career Opportunities for Health Care Professionals in an easy-to-read, non-clinical format. We reach thousands of licensed professionals and students at their homes, schools or healthcare facilities nationwide.


Trusted by 80% of PA students for end of rotation and PANCE exams, and thousands of professionals for up to 50 AAPA Certified Category 1 Credits each year.

PA Forum

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Forum. Established in 1998, the physician assistant forum has become the largest online social network of physician assistants, physician assistant students and those interested in becoming a physician assistant. Our forum has over 12 years of experience related information and physician assistant jobs or employment opportunities. We also have a large physician assistant school section with tons of helpful information for applying and interviews.

PAINE Podcast and Medical Blog

The PAINE Podcast and Medical Blog is designed to help physician assistants master the information from the NCCPA blueprint so they can pass the PANCE/PANRE. It is meant to be a FREE resource (in true FOAMed spirit) so busy students and professionals can listen to the podcast and then come to the blog for the show notes and references.

Physician Assistant Insider

Physician Assistant Paul Kubin of Inside PA Training reveals everything you need to know about the field of physician assistant medicine -- from the inside.

The Physician Assistant Life

Let’s Make a Difference Together. My passion is helping PAs, PRE-PAs or students like yourself attain (or maintain) your dream of becoming a PA.


CASPA offers applicants a convenient, state-of the-art, Web-based application service that will allow you to apply to any number of participating PA educational programs by completing a single application. The on-line application was specifically designed for your ease and convenience.

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Inside PA Training

Inside PA Training started in the late summer of 2011 when I met my classmate and dear friend, Gabe, during our first week of classes at UC Davis School of Medicine’s Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Program. We quickly decided it might be fun to write about our experiences. These days, the blog’s all me, but I take counsel from my pal Gabey-baby on a regular basis.

Life as a PA

I'm a Physician Assistant in pediatric critical care and total science nerd that suffers from an unhealthy obsession with luxury travel. Life as a PA was created to give all those interested in healthcare a "behind the scenes" look at working in medicine and my 'Life as a PA'. Join me as I show you what it's like working in medicine and traveling the world!

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

NCCPA is dedicated to serving the interest of the public. We do so with a passionate belief that Certified PAs are essential members of the health care delivery team who provide millions access to more affordable, high quality health care.

PA Experts Network

The PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT EXPERT WITNESS NETWORK is a resource for attorneys seeking expert medical opinions on the standard of care provided by Physician Assistants and nurse practitioners.

Physician Assistant History Center

Our mission is to promote the professional and personal development of physician assistants and to make known their clinical and non-clinical contributions to the delivery of high quality, cost effective patient care services. Our desire is to encourage scholarly dialogue on the benefits of team-oriented practice, changing professional roles and the development of better models for delivering health care services with measurable outcomes.

Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Advancing the care of patients through the education and empowerment of Dermatology PAs.

Becoming a Physician Assistant

This is my experience of attending physician assistant school, graduating and working as a PA-C. Mostly. I'll talk about the daily grind too - hopefully some of it will be interesting. Post a comment, please. Even if it is just to say hi or to ask a question. I am a busy PA-C, so I may not respond promptly, but I will eventually. This blog is as much for me as it is for you. Or is that the other way around?

Clinician Reviews

Clinician Reviews is a monthly, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to keeping the ever-growing nurse practitioner and physician assistant professions up-to-date on the latest advances in medicine and health care news. The clinical content covers a broad range of primary care topics.

Morgan Ethington PA-C

I am a PA working in Trauma & General Surgery. I have a GREAT wife and family and have been very blessed.

The EMPA Corner

The EMPA Corner is a place dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas between Physician Assistants who specialize in the practice of emergency medicine (EMPAs) and others interested in this field of medicine.

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