We don’t know about you, but we constantly get the question “What’s a PA?” Once someone actually asked if we’d be a personal assistant for a doctor. 😂 So let’s start with some facts: •A physician assistant is a nationally certified medical professional that can practice and prescribe in all 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. •PA-Cs can work in every specialty and clinical setting. •PAs can perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, perform surgical procedures, manage hospital inpatients, and more. •Not only do PAs help with the shortage of primary care physicians, but also show to be a more cost effective solution. •A PAs role is to practice medicine on a healthcare team (autonomy varies depending on specialty) with all healthcare providers. You know what they say, team work makes the dream work. So next time someone asks what a PA is or wants to know if you’ll be an assistant for a doctor, here’s some educational facts.