Wednesday, October 7, 2009
PA WEEK This Week
This is PA WEEK! Oct 6-12. It was PA Day, now expanded into PA WEEK in recent years. Honoring all PA's and their contribution to American Healthcare, Medicine & Healing, this week celebrates the dedication of the PA to you- the patient. Most PA's are in Primary Care, ie: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine. More PA's are now evolving into Specialties such as Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OBGYN, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and others. PA's are your Patient Advocates, your PArtners in Health, and your Physician Associates/Assistants. Most large (and small) medical practices have PA's in addition to Physicians. PA's are serving in ALL branches of the US Military, most branches of the US government, & even at the White House~ yes even the President has a PA, as well as a physician. The British are now "trying out" US PA's, and developing their own PA programs. Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Scotland and South Africa are also starting PA programs after the US model. PA's serve in ALL medical missions to underdeveloped countries, giving FREE medical care all over the world. PA's are also on the frontlines of FREE medical clinics right here in the USA for the homeless, immigrant and indigent populations, and PA's VOLUNTEER for these very difficult and sometimes heartbreaking "jobs"! PA's do all of these because they love what they do and PA's are dedicated to caring for YOU!