Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Streaming Video - 2007
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Although it requires far less time and training, the job of Physician Assistant brings with it many of the challenges and rewards of being a doctor. This program explores the responsibilities of the Physician Assistant, the skills and personality traits needed to become one, and the financial and personal advantages that most people in the position enjoy. Including interviews with both young and veteran P.A.'s, the program describes their rigorous training and their typical duties, such as performing preliminary exams for the supervising physician and providing diagnoses or prescriptions with no help from a doctor. The opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings and help patients of all backgrounds is also emphasized. Students are urged to get started early by taking the right high school courses and volunteering at clinics and hospitals.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2008.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (23 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)

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