Physician associate is a healthcare professional who works under the direct supervision of doctors, GPs and surgeons and provides holistic medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.
They work on variety of workplaces including all types of hospital and surgical care, GP practices and community health services and support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. As a physician associate, wherever you work, you will be in direct contact with patients.
For those who wish to work with patients but do not want to carry the responsibilities of a doctor, physician associate is a best career choice. They can perform minor surgical procedures but cannot prescribe any medications to patients.
Here are listed some of the role of a physician associate.
Here are listed some benefits of becoming a Physician Associate.
Generally, you do not need to complete a full medical degree but you must complete a science related first degree to get onto the training programmes. After that you will need to complete a 2-year postgraduate diploma, which includes 50% theory and 50% practical trainings.
If you are a registered healthcare professional such as Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional then you can also apply to become a physician associate.
Apart from academic qualification, you need to be approachable and friendly with public, after all you will deal with large number of patients. You will also need to demonstrate your working experience with public, an interest in health and social care with an excellent communication skill.
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