Anticipating the profession's future.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article considers the future of the physician assistant (PA) profession in light of trends in the US health care system. A bright job outlook is highlighted, and potential new professional roles are discussed. The author predicts opportunities for PAs in health care administration and entrepreneurship, syndromic surveillance and other public health efforts, and health workforce research, among other areas. PAs will be ideal proponents of new models of patients care, particularly with regard to helping health care consumers navigate the changes that will occur as a result of ongoing genetic discoveries. PAs' communication abilities, accessibility to patients, and socialization as team members make them well suited for these new roles.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Strand, J

Published Date

  • October 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 54

PubMed ID

  • 12434497

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1547-1896


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States