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Physician associate training places to expand by 220% next year


My wife works as a trainee in a underserved area of Scotland - her health board held a meeting introducing the new PAs, who stated that they could function to the level between FY1-ST7. Needless to say, this didn't ingratiate themselves to the docs. When asked who was responsible for training the PAs, the doctors were told that they were. So as well as being directly responsible for approving all management plans, tests and prescribing, they're also expected to train them. When we don't even get time to teach and supervise our own juniors, why should we invest time in those being primed to cheaply usurp us? And how can you work at the level of an ST7 without ever having prescribed?

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24 Feb 2016

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