A physician associate is a healthcare professional who practices medicine as a part of a healthcare team with collaborating physicians and other providers. In the UK, PAs are nationally certified to practice medicine but are not yet able to prescribe. A certified PA may add "C" at the end of his/her postnominal credentials. PAs are trained with the medical model (like doctors) and complete these qualifications in less time than a traditional medical degree. The educational model for PAs is based on the fast-tracked training of physicians during World War II.
The UWE PA course is now in it's second year and has doubled in size. It offers a way for people with an interest in medicine to practice medicine without the large investment in time required of a traditional medical degree.
The UWE PA Society is a forward-thinking academic society that offers people with an interest in medical science access to a range of innovative academic and social events. It is not just for current or aspiring Physician Associates but for anyone with a general interest in healthcare or medicine. We have close ties with both the UWE Physician Associate course and other courses nationally and internationally.
The society is free to join. Why not do it right now?
Also, make sure you like this Facebook page where we advertise events:
We have two events already lined up for the new academic year in both October and November. These include a talk by Joanna Moncrieff, a consultant Psychiatrist, who will discuss her work to challenge the treatment of some psychiatric diseases with drugs. Aubrey de Grey, a world renowned Gerentologist and author, will be discussing his work in regenerative medicine and how he believes the ageing process can be halted.
Physician Associate Study Day - 24th November
Check back for more information soon!