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phy·si·cian as·sis·tant (P.A., PA),(fi-zish'ŭn a-sis'tănt),
physician assistant (PA)
physician assistantPA Medtalk A person qualified to perform various physician-supervised medical tasks–eg, taking Pt Hx, performing physical exams and autopsies Education 2 yrs beyond college or university. See Pathologists' assistant, Physician extender.
phy·si·cian as·sis·tant(fi-zish'ŭn ă-sis'tănt)
phy·si·cian as·sis·tant(PA) (fi-zish'ŭn ă-sis'tănt)
Patient discussion about physician assistant
Q. What is a physician assistant? What are the differences betwwen it and MD? My son want to be a doctor (MD). I think it might be to hard for him. I know that there is something called physician assistant can someone elaborate more about this profession?
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