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A physician assistant in a clinic consults with a patient.
February 12, 2024
Artificial intelligence impacts the way health services are delivered, managed, and documented. Physician assistants must master these new tools to provide state-of-the-art health care.
Emergency Medical Services vehicles arrive at a hospital Emergency Ambulance Entrance.
February 8, 2024
One in nine physician assistants works in emergency care. Learn how PAs are helping to promote efficiency and improve health care outcomes in emergency medicine.
A medical professional touches a virtual interface button of a healthcare application displayed on a large transparent screen.
January 25, 2024
An enrollment advisor can answer your questions about an academic program and its admission process. They can also help you create an application that optimizes your admissions chances.
A smiling physician assistant consults with a patient.
January 24, 2024
Today’s physician assistants are generally happy in their jobs. Learn how you can join a growing field with high satisfaction rates with a PA Studies master’s degree from Pitt.
A physician assistant examines X-rays of a patient's skull and neck.
January 22, 2024
The NCCPA collects demographic information on physician assistants' age, education, background, and location. This article summarizes the data.
A physician assistant uses a stethoscope to check a baby's breathing.
January 18, 2024
The number of physician assistants in the United States is growing, as is demand for their services. Will supply outstrip demand? This article explains why that's unlikely.
A physician assistant consults with a patient; both are smiling.
January 4, 2024
Physician assistants typically earn six-figure incomes, though this varies by location, specialization, and experience level.
A hospital physician assistant at a patient's bedside enters notes into a laptop.
January 2, 2024
Aspiring physician assistants must pass the PANCE, a 300-question, multiple-choice comprehensive exam, to earn certification and be eligible for state licensure. Learn what to expect.
A health informatics professional enters data into a tablet supported by a holographic user interface.
December 21, 2023
Learn how a customized Online MS in Health Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh can help you become an agile, data-driven health care leader.
An older adult checks their blood pressure while on a telemedicine call with their doctor.
December 7, 2023
Technology is changing the way that providers give and patients receive health care. Digital tools help with almost every aspect of medical care, from record-keeping and treatment tracking to diagnostic images and wearable devices providing real-time vital-sign readings.  The journal Healthcare points to technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain technology and artificial intelligence […]