Physician Associate vs. Assistant: What’s in a name?


Physician Assistants have been an important partners to MDs for 50 years.

  • A big crowd is in the studio to talk about physician assistants during National PA Week! PA2 students Ariele and Hannah join M2s Chandler, Hend, and Sophie to talk about the partnership in learning they have at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, as well as their future partnerships with physicians.
  • The gang explores these roles and more in an improv game of General Hazepital.

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