Professional service

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Introduction The history of the physician assistant (PA) profession is the story of volunteers who made great strides for the profession and for patients against sometimes long odds. These pioneers…

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Be a physician assistant educator

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Introduction Physician assistant (PA) education is an exciting potential career for practicing PAs to consider. For PAs who enjoy teaching and mentoring students, becoming a PA educator offers many opportunities…

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Finding your niche

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Introduction Physician assistant (PA) education is modeled on the broad, generalist design of physician education. PA students learn each organ system and how they interrelate as a whole body system…

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Mass casualty natural disaster

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Introduction Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) can result from both natural disasters, such as hurricanes, and human-made disasters, such as terrorist attacks. MCIs tax medical infrastructures and require urgent responses from…

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Patients with disabilities

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Learning outcomes After reading this chapter, the student will be able to: 1. Recognize the existence of health inequities in people with disabilities. 2. Identify their responsibilities for ensuring patients…

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International health care

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Introduction The opportunity to work abroad, whether that means updating the skills and knowledge of local providers for a couple of weeks or committing to a longer-term stay of months…

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Urban health care

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Introduction According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 80.7% of the population lives in urban areas. This large percentage is due, in part, to the inclusion of not only those who…

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