Physician assistants, under a physician’s supervision, perform many patient care tasks which were traditionally conducted by doctors. They may perform complete physical examinations, give treatment, and prescribe certain drugs and counsel patients on their health problems. While most PA programs train students for general medicine, there are special assistant programs, such as surgeon’s assistant and child health associate.
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