Is there anyone out there who is a Surgical Physician Assistant?
I am stuck between neither being a Doctor or a Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant or a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant when I get to college. What can a Surgical PA do in the operating room? I been to the american association of surgical physician assistants website and it really didnt answer my question. Is the job rewarding? While working as a Surgical PA can you also work in Family practice so you can diagnose and treat everyday sicknesses?
Asked By: disgustingpieater2007 - 6/8/2008
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Unless you go to one of the few dedicated surgical programs, a general PA program will graduate you as a Family Practice PA and then you either do s surgical specialty residency or train on the job. So technically you could do surgery & work as a family practice PA; but in reality most do not. The reason is 1. too... More
Answered By: Diane A - 6/8/2008
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I am close to several PA's and they enjoy it a lot. one of the benefits is that they work under a doctor's direction and have no malpractice insurance to pay! they can still prescribe medications and diagnose patients.
Answered By: Duran A - 6/8/2008
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