• Physician Assistants
  • Health Science
  • Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. Their training prepares them to do many medical tasks.

    What do they typically do

    • Review patients' medical histories
    • Conduct physical exams to check patients' health
    • Order and interpret diagnostic tests such as x-rays or blood tests
    • Diagnose a patient's injury or illness
    • Give treatment, like setting broken bones and giving vaccinations
    • Prescribe medicine when needed
    • Record a patient's progress
    • Research the latest treatments to ensure the quality of patient care

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