October 6-12 Is National PA Week

October 6, 2015 | By More

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Happy National PA Week! Physician Assistant (PA) Week takes place each year from October 6-12 and celebrates the profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, there are more than 100,000 certified PAs in the U.S. and PAs are consistently recognized as one of the fastest-growing professions. Furthermore, PAs were ranked the most promising job of 2015 by Forbes.com.

PAs are an integral part of the cardiothoracic surgery team, according to STSA Program Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Steve Yang.

“For over 25 years, our Physician Assistants have played a critical role in personalizing patient care, partnering with surgeons in and out of the OR, and training the next generation of CT surgeons and advanced practitioners. To them, we owe a great debt of gratitude and respect for their caring dedication in all medical specialties.”

Stephen C. Yang, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

STSA invites all PAs and fellow interdisciplinary care professionals to attend the upcoming 62nd Annual Meeting, November 4-7, at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Reduced registration rates are available, and the deadline for early registration is October 13.

Interdisciplinary care professionals practicing in the Southern region may also join STSA as Associate Members. Learn more about STSA Associate Membership and download an application.

Contact STSA with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872.

Save the date: National Nurse Practitioners Week is coming up November 8-14!

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