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As health care delivery changes, and the general population ages, the PA profession will become an even more essential component of the physician-led health care team. Learn how you can make this your career and how you can become part of this outstanding profession.In the second edition, there are additional specialty areas of medicine included, as well as updates throughout.
"This book was a vital factor in my decision to pursue a career as a physician assistant, and I feel as if it has left me well-prepared for the journey ahead." - Julia
"I am an aspiring physician assistant currently applying to several PA programs within my region. Prior to beginning my application process, and while completing the prerequisites for the program, I searched for information about the profession. I began looking for books/resources that gave a personal account of the profession. I came across a multitude of references, definitions, official sources, and the like, however none that satisfied me. When I found your book it was as if you were writing it for me. I cannot tell you how much your book as helped me in solidifying my decision to pursue the PA profession as well as providing such intimate insight to many of the specialties." Jaymes Testa, Future PA
"So you want to be a physician assistant" is an accurate guide to this field of work. It explains in detail all aspects of the schooling you'll need, the type of practice and work schedule you could have, ways you can contribute to this new profession to ensure it continues to make progress, and lifelines you can make use of to steer clear of stress and becoming overwhelmed by your work. This book is definitely a must read for individuals interested in pursuing this career. "So you want to be a physician assistant" is highly recommended by: Alison Griffith, Allbooks Review.
“So You Want to Be A Physician Assistant” is a comprehensive and accessible read for anyone considering – or entering – the PA profession. Reading it reminded me about everything I love about being a PA, including the commitment, the colleagues, the challenges and the opportunities for change and growth. I’ve been a PA for over 30 years and have loved every minute of it. This book will tell you why.” Ann Davis, PA-C
"Beth, for a person looking to explore the PA profession, this book packs an enormous amount of history and detail into a small package at a reasonable cost. The material shows your dedication to quality journalism, seeking truth, while making sure the reader understands all sides of the possible profession they might be venturing into. I believe you ventured into the most important topics of our times in a sensitive and fair manner allowing the reader to make up their own mind as to how to proceed. Individual clinician daily activities read like a true life crystal ball into how each reader might find their own career in the future; a clever way to crystallize the actual daily life of a physician assistant. "So You Want To Be A Physician Assistant" will be an excellent resource for my Physician Assistant Preparatory class. Congratulations on a job well done."
Lane Braver, MSHPE, PA-C, Chair, Medical Services Physician Assistant Preparatory Program, Mt. San Antonio College 1100 N. Grand Ave. Walnut Ca. 91789