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What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
What is an Army PA?
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What is an Army PA?

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  • 1. The Army Physician Assistant
  • 2. What is a Physician Assistant ?
    • A healthcare professional
    • An integral part of the medical
    • team
    • Provides a broad range of medical services traditionally performed by physicians
  • 3. What is a Physician Assistant ?
      • As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs
        • provide advanced trauma management
        • conduct physical exams
        • diagnose and treat illnesses
        • order and interpret diagnostic tests
        • counsel on preventive health care
        • assist in surgery
        • write prescriptions
  • 4. What is an Army PA
    • Military health care professional certified to practice medicine with physician supervision.
    • The AMEDD’s primary medical provider in battalion and division level TO&E units
    • Echelon I/II Subject Matter Expert
  • 5. The Army PA
    • Provides garrison health care to soldiers, family members and
    • other eligible beneficiaries
    • Participants in all major conflicts
    • and deployments including
    • Operations Urgent Fury, Desert
    • Storm, Provide Comfort, and
    • Southern Watch
  • 6. The Army PA
    • Qualifications
      • BA or BS degree
      • NCCPA certification
      • Graduate of an accredited program
    • Governed by Army Regulation 40-48
  • 7. Educational Prerequisites
      • 6 hours English Composition
      • 6 hours Humanities and /or Social Sciences
      • 6 hours Chemistry
      • 3 hours Anatomy
      • 3 hours Physiology
      • 3 hours of Algebra
      • 3 hours of Psychology
  • 8. Interservice PA Program (IPAP)
    • 3 classes each year selected from the
    • Air Force, Navy, AD Army, NG & USAR
    • 60+ students per class
    • 180 students per year
  • 9. Interservice PA Program (IPAP)
    • Phase I (Didactic)
      • 50 weeks
      • 86 College Credit hours
      • 1815 Contact hours (class room)
      • A&P, pathology, pharmacology, radiology, psychiatry, OB/GYN/, PM, orthopedics, infectious diseases.
  • 10. Interservice PA Program (IPAP)
    • Phase II (2890 hours)
      • 20 different clinical sites
      • 52 weeks
    • Clinical rotations include:
      • Family Medicine/Primary Care
      • Internal Medicine
      • Ophthalmology
      • Psychiatry
      • Pediatrics
      • Dermatology
      • OB/GYN
      • Orthopedics
      • Surgery
      • Emergency Medicine
      • ENT/Allergy
  • 11. The Army PA
    • Specialty Training
      • Aviation Med
      • CV Perfusion
      • Emergency Med
      • Occupational Med
      • Orthopedics
  • 12. Brief History of the PA
    • 1965-first PA training program at Duke University
    • 1967-first graduate of Duke program
    • 1971-Congress authorized Army to train PAs
    • 1973-first Army PAs graduated at Ft Sam Houston
    • 1980-first specialty training authorized
  • 13. Brief History of the PA
    • 1984-PAs assigned to White House Medical Unit
    • 1992-PAs commissioned as regular line officers (formerly Warrant Officers) in the Medical Specialist Corps
    • 1995-Fort Sam Houston selected as the site for Interservice PA program (IPAP)
  • 14. QUESTIONS ?
  • 15. Application Process
    • DA msg: http://www.goarmy.com/job/amedd/paqual.htm
    • POC: CPT Bruce McLennan at USA Recruiting Command CML (502) 626-0386/0360 DSN 536-0386
    • E-mail: [email_address]
    • Application deadline- 31May
    • Selection Board- late August

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