The number of Physician Assistants has exploded. What are you doing to recruit them?

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Did you know that physician assistants (PAs) go back to the mid 1960’s? The return of medically trained and skilled Navy corpsmen during the Vietnam-war era coincided with a U.S. shortage of primary care physicians – especially in rural areas – and PAs began practicing alongside physicians. The 1967 graduating class of the original PA program at Duke University had four corpsmen, and in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) was founded.

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Filed under Recruiting physician assistants, reasons to hire a locum tenens physician assistant, Why demand for PAs is high, Recruit PAs to fill gaps in patient care

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