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About four decades ago in the United States, physicians and educators recognized there was a shortage and uneven distribution of primary care physicians. To expand the delivery of quality medical care, Dr.Eugene Stead of the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina started the first Physician Assistant (PA) programme in the year 1960.He selected Navy corpsmen who received considerable medical training during their military service and during the war in Vietnam.


In today's world, especially in India, the number of diseases is on the rise due to the impact of urbanization and..

A PA is a skilled health care professional who is qualified with academic and clinical training to provide health care services under the supervision of a specialist.

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