Pre-Physician Assistant at UH Mānoa
Physician Assistants (PAs) are licensed health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team under the supervision of a physician. PAs see many of the same types of patients as physicians and deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services. The scope of a PA’s practice is determined by training, experience, state law, and the supervising physician’s practice. A PA’s duties and autonomy depend upon the PA’s clinical experience and his/her relationship with the supervising physician.
Text compiled from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) website, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) website, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) website, NAAHP’s Health Professions Admissions guide, and the UHM 2017-2018 Catalog.