A survey of physicians' perceptions of physician assistant education and qualifications

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Britz, Molly
Schrader, Mindy
Sholtz, Sedera
Unruh, Madalyn
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2013-05-08
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Little research has been conducted on physicians' attitudes and understanding of the physician assistant (PA) profession. As healthcare demands continue to grow, it isimperative physicians understand the education andqualifications of PAs. The objective of this study was to assessthe perceptions of Kansas primary care physicians regarding theeducational requirements and qualifications of PAs. A crosssectionalsurvey was emailed to 1,551 Kansas primary carephysicians. Survey results were analyzed for associationsbetween demographic characteristics of physicians andperceptions of PAs. The results concluded that Kansas primarycare physicians have misconceptions regarding the educationand qualifications of PAs.

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Paper presented to the 9th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 8, 2013.
Research completed at the Department of Physician Assistant, College of Health Professions
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Britz, Molly, Schrader, Mindy, Sholtz, Sedera, and Madalyn Unruh. 2013. A Survey of Physicians' Perceptions of Physician Assistant Education and Qualifications -- In Proceedings: 9th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.73-74
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Wichita State University. Graduate School
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