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High tech vs. High touch Related careers Physician and Physician Assistant
A Physician Assistant (PA) is a health care professional licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a Physician (PAEA, 2012).
Physician Assistants are generalists in medicine by nature, but numerous PAs specialize in a variety of fields (JAAPA, 2011). Based on skill sets, the following careers could also be applicable to an individual aspiring to become a Physician or a PA...
-Physician D.O. /-Nurse Practitioner
-Naturopathic Physician /-Clinical Ethicist
-Pharmacist /-Physician Scientist
-Pathologist /-Disaster Medical Specialist A Physician is completely responsible for the patients' care and well being (due to the supervising role), but a Physician Assistant shares this responsibility (MEDEX, 2012).
A Physician Assistant spends less time in formal education than a Physician, but a PAs hands on clinical experience compensates (MEDEX, 2012). Specialties and Salary Top 4 states in the U.S. for PAs to practice
medicine based on demand in 2011...
2. New York
4. Florida A Physicians and PAs work is primarily interactional (according to the McKinsey Global institute); in other words...
(Special report: Jobs, 2011) (Bours and Zwijnenberg, 2012)
For example: Robot Surgeons from New York to SA
(Barbash and Glied, 2012). Sources (EHCC, 2012) The common misconception of PAs Physician and Physician Assistant career outlook *Typical age
*Female v.s. males
*Projected future employment Bachelor Degree
Complete Prerequisites Medical School Admission
141 accredited MD granting institutions in the US
Very competitive to get into medical school Physician Assistant certificaion programs *BS or BA
*Certain majors make an Pre-PA student more competitive
*Program duration and cost
*Afterwards... Save money + gain experience Ethiopia,
Short years & No $$ needed
Belarus Paiker, Nishat . Low cost Medicine Study in Europe & China. Study places. 2009. Web. Nov, 2012. (Paiker, 2009) (AAPA, 2011). Why Higher Salary?
May lose medical license
High risk and
People's lives Doctors without Borders On September 24, 2011 UNICEF states, “Today, around 21,600 children died around the world.
UNICEF, 2011. 15 children die in one minute 900 children die in one hour This is not a joke, it is an emergency. Skill sets *Effectively communicate
*Quality patient care in conjunction with extensive medical knowledge
*Systems based care
*Creative and a critical thinker
*Ability to cope with discourteous and unpleasant patients.
*Practice based learning and improvement
(Payne, 2012) Estimated salaries by practice setting Physician Assistant Specialties Barbash, Gabriel and Glied, Sherry. "New Technology and Health Care Costs — The Case of Robot-Assisted Surgery." New England Journal of Medicine (2010): 701. Academic Search Complete. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. What is a Physician Assistant? (Strauss, 2012) (Peter, n.d.) (MEDEX, 2012), (OSHU, 2012) (MEDEX, 2012) (AAPA, 2011), (EHCC, 2012) (Haque, 2010) (Barbash and Glied, 2012) Strauss, Eric. “[Physician and PA].”2012. Houston Chronicle. Photograph. 29 Nov. 2012. Physician assistants from the US working in the United Kingdom are currently earning about (£40000) $61,936
Whereas, in Canada PAs typically earn about $85,000
(PayScale, 2012). Approximate annual salaries of Physician Assistants in various practice settings in the U.S. Practice Settings Source data: (Haque, 2012) Bours, Gerrie and Zwijnenberg, Nicolien. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 68 Issue 6 (2012): p1235-1246. Academic Search Complete. Web article. 10 Nov. 2012
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Physicians and Surgeons. Web. November 30, 2012). Haque, Syed. “Physician Assistant Salary.” MD Physician/Doctor Salaries. 31 Dec. 2011
Online posting. 15 Nov. 2012. http://mdsalaries.blogspot.com/ Oregon Health and Science University. School of medicine: Physician Assistant program: Applicants. n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2012. MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies: Physician Assistant Training Program. 2012. Web. 10 Nov. 2012. Payne, David. “Physician Assistant Profession Six Core Competencies.” Physician Assistant ED.com 14 Sep. 2012. Online posting. 11 Nov. 2012.
PayScale. "Physician Assistant (PA) Salary." 22 Nov. 2012. Web. 25 Nov. 2012.
Peter. "[Misconception of Physician Assistants]" Physician Assistant. 2007-2009. Cartoon. 19 Nov. 2012. http://www.theprofessionalcollection.com/Artwork/PHYSASSTBIG.htm
Physician Assistant Education Association. “What is a Physician Assistant?” 2012. Web. 11 Nov. 2012. “Special Report: Jobs.” The Economist (10-17 Sept. 2011): 4, 6-8, 11-12. Print. American Academy of Physician Assistants. "Physician Assistant Census Report." 2011. Web. 27 Nov. 2012. Skill Sets Math & Science Background
Ethiopia & United States
Communication and people skills to relate well to patients and colleagues
Knowledge of anatomy and how the human body works
Attention to details
First generation college student and
Black/ Minority Desiree Campos Yosef Woger Come to the United States from Ethiopia in 2009.
A Pre-medicine at Highline Community College, & a double major in Biochemistry & Molecular, Cellular, & Development Biology at University of Washington.
Intended career a Medical Doctor, specialized in infectious diseases. Specialty Median salary (USD)
Anesthesiology 331,000 to $423,507
Dermatology 313,100 to $480,088
Emergency medicine 239,000 to $316,296
Cardiac Surgery 218,684 to $500,000
Family practice 175,000 to $220,196
Internal medicine 184,200 to $231,691
Neurology 213,000 to $301,327
Obstetrics and Gynecology 251,500 to $326,924
Gastroenterology 251,026 to $396,450
Pulmonology 165,000 to $365,875 Ophthalmology 150,000 to $351,000
Orthopedic surgery 397,879 to $600,000
Otolaryngology 191,000 to $393,000
Pathology 239,000 to $331,842
Pediatrics 160,111 to $228,750
Psychiatry 173,800 to $248,198
Radiology (diagnostic) 377,300 to $478,000
Surgery (general) 284,642 to $383,333
Urology 331,192 to $443,518
Neurological surgery 350,000 to $705,000
Plastic surgery 265,000 to $500,000 Intended career: Physician Assistant specializing in internal medicine with a sub specialty in infectious diseases. Employment of physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012. Job Outlook Money doesn't give me Happiness & Satisfaction. My passion is to save people's lives and innocent children. Bowman, Robert, Cannon, James, Halasy, Michael, Leafman, Joan, and Mathieson, Kathleen. "A descriptive analysis of factors influencing Physician Assistant specialty selection." Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. July (2012): 1. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. Physician Assistant specializations and prevalence Ophthalmologic Surgery 0.4%
Sports Medicine 0.6%
Surgical Oncology 1.3%
Transplant Surgery 1.3%
Thoracic Surgery 1.3%
Infectious Disease 1.4%
Physical Medicine 2%
Plastic Surgery 2.1%
Vascular Surgery 2.3%
Pediatric Surgery 2.7%
Cardiovascular Surgery 9.6%
General Surgery 10.5%
Other Surgical 12.4%
Intensive Care Medicine 33.1%
Orthopedic Surgery36.3 How can we help? Physicians
HIV/AIDS & TB Specialist
Internships Capitalism Supply and Demand Salary
"Dr. Richard Winn is the chief of neurosurgery, and he supervises the program. Each year, more than three hundred doctors apply—and only two are accepted." Parks, n.d. WHY?? Neurological surgery 350,000 to $705,000 Easily preventable disease Malaria
TB Don't just send money to Africa, but actively participate in the solving problems. Other Options to get MD Thank you for attending our presentation.
"The Hope, the Struggle and the Hard Work
Towards a goal is part of the rewards.
Achieving goal itself is not the whole reward
Good Luck!" Yosef Woger, &