Welcome to our new page dedicated to providing information about the PA Profession to supervising physicians as well as to physicians who are interested in hiring a PA!
Check back often as we continue to develop this page. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest content.
Do You Need a PA for your practice? Posting a job posting web site is simple and effective. Visit the OSPA job posting page, download the job posting order form, complete the page and FAX it with payment information to the OSPA office. Meanwhile, send the requested job posting to email@example.com as content in the body of the email or as a Word document, and we'll get the job posted for you.
A common question posed to physician assistants is, "What is the difference between a PA and a nurse practitioner (NP)?" There is no easy way to respond because what a PA or an NP does varies by state, specialty, and individual practice. The AAPA Public Relations Committee (PRC) researched both professions and developed a list of resources to help answer the question. In October, an editorial was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and that offers an overview of what the PRC learned.