Did you know that October 6th -12th is Physician Assistant week? The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) dedicates this week to inform, educate, and make the public aware of just how important this field truly is!
There are more than 100,000 practicing physician assistants in the United States. These dedicated individuals are certified and licensed to practice medicine, prescribe medications, assist in surgeries, and offer primary care. If you are a PA, you should be very proud! It's a huge job and you work hard to keep abreast of the rapidly changing medical field.
How can we celebrate?
- You can celebrate PAs whether you are one or not! Consider educating others through pamphlets, brochures, and more. Take the social media by storm! (AAPA suggests the hash tag #PAWeek!)
- Most people don't realize how much work this position entails. It's up to all of those in the medical field to change this and make patients aware of the effort being put into their health and safety.
- Another huge way to give back is to consider becoming a PA. Research local schools, financial aid, and more - what better way is there to celebrate?
Are you a PA?
Share your struggles and triumphs by networking with others in a similar field. Commiserate, sympathize, and support one other through the trying times. Share tips and tricks to make you laugh and get through the day to day responsibilities. Relax and enjoy yourself, you've earned it!
Whether you are a PA or in another field, take the time to inform others about the vital roles in health care. They are tough but essential jobs! Reach out to the public through health fairs or meet and greets. Contact local news agencies or local politicians. Get your story told! As the AAPA says, "America Needs PAs". Think about the role you can play.
Interested in learning more about this and other related opportunities in healthcare? Please contact us and don't forget to thank your PAs!
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