ISSUE: The number of diseases is on the rise due to the impact of urbanization and westernization in the society. Due to expansion of knowledge, growth of technology and expertise, medical sub-specialties are gaining important role in today’s medical practice. More and more medical graduates aspire for higher education both in the country and abroad to become specialists. Due to this, there constantly lies a huge vacuum in the duties performed by junior medical officers at the preliminary level
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT APPLICABILITY The Physician Assistant training programme in 1992 in Madras Medical Mission. Henceforth, the PA programme has been accepted widely both by the medical fraternity and patients. More universities have started the programme. At present there are more that 300 PA graduates in India, employed in various hospitals across the world.
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