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General Information About the Physician Assistant Profession 
PAs are nationally certified, state licensed medical professionals trained to practice on health care teams with physicians and other providers. PAs are utilized in any health care specialty and setting where physicians practice. PAs are also heavily utilized in public sector health care areas, such as in the prison system and in the military.

PAs are key members of the health care team who demonstrate excellence in problem solving ability, communication skills, and clinical judgment.


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