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The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession: A Personal Mentoring Guide to Success
Jessi Rodriguez Ohanesian

The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession This indispensable guide is the next best thing to having a real-life PA ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession This indispensable guide is the next best thing to having a real-life PA mentor at your side. Based on the author's hard-won insights and extensive research as a student and professional PA, the book defines the PA's role; reveals the secrets for getting into and through a PA training program; and provides valuable tips for students to use during their clinical rotations. Above all, through the author's down-to-earth tone and use ofpersonal vignettes, it offers encouragement when you need it most--and lays the foundation for a fulfilling career centered on optimizing patient outcomes. The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession begins with an instructive look at the history of the profession, and subsequent chapters highlight exactly what it takes to excel in PA school; how to transition effectively from school to work; strategies for optimizing collaboration between physicians and PAs; and much more. Supporting this practical coverage are "Day in the Life" vignettes that feature engaging, hour-by-hour accounts of PAs at work across a range of unique settings and specialties, from administration and forensics, to family practice and cardiac critical care. FEATURES: Firsthand accounts written by 6 student PAs and 39 practicing PAs relate their personal experiences in a broad range of clinical specialties, delivering an engaging, real-world snapshot of the demands and opportunities of the PA profession In-depth chapter on effectively managing the transition from school to work covers central topics such as financial planning, the job search, what to include in your first job contract, meeting the expectations of supervising physicians, and much more Valuable appendices provide key information on physician assistant schools, physician assistant affiliations, plus a valuable glossary of important, commonly used medical terminology

Autorentext

Jessi Rodriguez Ohanesian, MS, PA-C is a practicing Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA). She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She has published in JAAPA, including a "Day in the Life" article. At her current position she serves as a mentor and trainer for new PA's.



Klappentext

"A must read for anyone considering a PA career!" Market: 13,000 students enrolled in 164 accredited Physician Assistant programs in the US Reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) An insider look at the daily lives of practicing PAs and the opportunities available in medical specialties in which PAs work



Zusammenfassung
A guide to the Physician Assistant profession. It defines the PA's role; reveals the secrets for getting into and through a PA training program; and provides usefule tips for students to use during their clinical rotations.

Inhalt

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Profession -What is a PA? -Role of a PA with the changing team-approach to healthcare -Need for PA's with the increasing demands for healthcare providers -How PA's differ from NP's -pros/cons of the PA profession? Chapter 2: Incentive and Inspiration -Personal narratives from "real PA's" on why they chose the profession, and why they love their profession. -Personal narratives from "real PA's" who overcame great obstacles to complete PA school. Inspires students to pursue their PA career path. Chapter 3: PA School -Financial preparedness -Time management skills -Support system -Awareness of the coursework load (will include the most frequent concerns from PA students) Chapter 4: PA student life -"Day in the Life" narratives from "real PA-students" - will feature vignettes of an average day as a PA student. Chapter 5 Transition from school to work -What Physicians out there expect from their PA -What to look for in your job search -Things to include in your first job contract -Pitfalls to avoid in the real world Chapter 6: Endless Opportunities -"Day in the Life" articles from 20-30 subspecialties - This chapter will include vignettes from 20-30 Physician Assistant sub-specialties. Along with my own experiences in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Sleep, and Pulmonary Practices, text will come from JAAPA magazine "Day in the Life" manuscripts. The reader will enjoy the vast differences among PA subspecialties, for example: experiencing a Dermatology vignette, compared to Trauma Surgery, compared to Neonatal Intensive Care. Chapter 7: Career Paths as a PA - beyond the hospital or medical practice office -Missions Opportunities -PA opportunities outside the U.S.: : What about overseas? -teaching -military -administration -etc This chapter will also include personal experiences/vignettes Appendix A - PA schools Appendix B - PA affiliations

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession: A Personal Mentoring Guide to Success
Autor: Jessi Rodriguez Ohanesian
EAN: 9780071801942
ISBN: 978-0-07-180194-2
Format: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Herausgeber: Mcgraw Hill Medical
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 296
Gewicht: 431g
Größe: H226mm x B150mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2013

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