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Recent Press Releases:
- New Report Details How The 2018 Cohort of Newly Certified PAs is the Profession's Largest, Youngest Yet (October 2019)
- Johns Creek, GA, October 3, 2019 - 52 years after the first PA (physician assistant) class graduated in 1967, the profession is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants, published by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), indicates that 9,287 physician assistants were certified for the first time in 2018, a 26.5 percent increase from 2013...... Read more.
- New Report Details How Certified PAs Are Addressing Demands for More Specialty Providers (July 2019)
- Johns Creek, GA, July 11, 2019 - Four years after its initial publication, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) has published the Statistical Report of Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty, an in-depth report about Certified PAs in 23 medical specialties and subspecialties..... Read more.
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Recent News Articles
The physician shortage is getting worse. There are no easy answers to these challenges, but physician assistants (PAs) cannot be overlooked for their abilities to provide fast, effective routine care for patients. Read more in "Yes, PAs Are "Just as Effective" as Physicians" by Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D., PA-C in MedPage Today.
Read more about how "This Newly Certified Class of PAs is the Most Diverse the Profession Has Ever Seen" by Maura Hohman in Florence Health.
The number of physician assistants who received certification reached its highest annual mark in 2018. Read more by Christopher Cheney in HealthLeaders article "Number of Certified Physician Assistants Surging".
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