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Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions.
Because of the close working relationship between PAs and physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, Physician Assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA).
The King's College Physician Assistant originated in 1975. King's has graduated over 900 PA's since 1977 with graduates working in all fields of medicine and all over the country.
King's College Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
To provide students with a primary care based foundation of knowledge, technical skills, critical thinking and moral values to become competent and cost-effective healthcare providers.
1. Identify for admission those students with the academic background, interpersonal skills, and maturity necessary to complete the training in the PA Program.
2. Maintain accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
3. Develop and maintain a comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum that will prepare students to successfully complete Board Certification and become competent health care providers.
4. Promote an interdisciplinary approach to medicine which utilizes effective oral and written communication between members of the healthcare team and the patient.
5. Promote a comprehensive approach to health and disease by emphasizing primary care, health maintenance, and disease prevention.
6. Promote life-long learning in students and graduates and foster education between providers, students, and patients.
7. Promote information literacy and technological competency to be effective healthcare providers.
8. Promote moral values and ethical behavior as a healthcare provider.
Accreditation status: 7 years, awarded 2010
Diana Easton MPAS, PA-C
Kyle Fetterolf MPAS, PA-C
Jean Denion MHA, PA-C
Barbara Sauls Ed.D, PA-C
Lorraine Novinger MS, PA-C
William Reynolds MPAS, PA-C
Jocelyn Hook MPAS, PA-C
Justine Samanas MPAS, PA-C
part-time Clinical Faculty
Pamela MacNeely PA-C
part-time Clinical Faculty
Ellie Steinruck PA-C
Mark Radziewicz DO
Mrs. Kaminski and Mrs. Wiernusz are the program's administrative assistants.
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Or just search for the King's College Physician Assistant Alumni Association
Read about the history of the PA profession and the King's College PA Program
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Student Academy of the AAPA
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
Below are some useful (and some fun) medical links:
American Academy of Family Physicians provides
much information useful to PAs
including full-text patient handouts, clinical guidelines, and journal articles.
American Medical Association (AMA)
Centers for Disease Control
Food and Drug Association
Medical Matrix is a repository for access to current medical resources on-line.
Medscape boasts the largest collection of
free, full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles
but requires free registration to view all posted documents.
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland.
OncologyStat a free registration oncology resource
Virtual Hospital is an excellent compilation of
resources for all medical providers and students.
Includes on-line texts, patient cases, radiology files, etc.
Virtual Medical Center
Anatomy Web Sites
The Hosford Muscle Tables: Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body
Structure of the Human Body
The Visible Human Project
Workshop Anatomy for the Internet
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