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Forbes interviews AAPA CEO Jenna Dorn

Sunday, May 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melissa Graham
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According to Forbes.com, more states are lifting restrictions and regulatory hurdles to allow physician assistants to work more collaboratively with physicians as the team-based approach to healthcare takes hold.

They write that PAs and lawmakers passing such legislation say they are essentially granting physician assistants the ability to do what they are trained to do. Most have a two-year master’s degree, often from a program that runs about two years and includes three years of healthcare training.

“The PA profession has really reached a pivotal moment in its history,” American Academy of PAs CEO Jenna Dorn said. “As PAs continue to play an increasing role in healthcare, states across the country are recognizing that breaking down barriers to PA-practice is simply the common sense thing to do.”

Read the full article States Ease More Restriction to Physician Assistants As Team Care Takes Hold at Forbes.com