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More than 2,000 Georgia physician assistants are dedicated to ensuring patients across our state receive the personal attention they need from their medical care providers. As part of physician-directed teams, PAs offer increased patient accommodation. They make healthcare more accessible and take time to answer patients' questions and educate them on health issues. Since 1975, the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants has been dedicated to ensuring the professional achievement of Georgia's PAs by providing active representation, continuing medical education and opportunities for personal growth.

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COSMETIC LASER SERVICES ACT

GCMBLogoGEORGIA MEDICAL BOARD BEGINS IMPLEMENTING THE COSMETIC LASER SERVICES ACT:

Licensure Requirements/Opening for PA on Advisory Committee

Since the FY ’14 Amended State Budget contains funds to implement the Georgia Cosmetic Laser Services Act, the Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) has announced it will begin licensing cosmetic laser practitioners.  In addition, the Board issued a call for candidates for the Cosmetic Laser Services Advisory Committee, which will develop the rules and application materials for licensure as a cosmetic laser practitioner.  

It is seeking a PA who is also qualified as cosmetic laser practitioner.  

Deadline for application is May 15.

 
EMORY PA CLASS OF 2015 SHINES IN THE CLASSROOM AND ATLANTA COMMUNITY

The Emory University PA Program Class of 2015 began its journey last August with 56 students (21 male and 35 female) hailing from as far west as Washington State and California to as far northeast as Boston and NYC. Our clinical backgrounds are extremely diverse with 6 military veterans, 7 MPH holders (including 3 dual-degree students from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health), 4 EMT’s, 3 nurses, and 2 Peace Corps volunteers. Our age range (22- 50) covers a vast spectrum of life experiences including many newlyweds and parents. We immediately “hit the ground running” with class elections in September and set a strategic plan, lead by class president Jeremy Amayo PA-S1, to carve our impact in the Atlanta and Emory Healthcare communities. Our first semester held the challenges of Gross Anatomy dissection, which was lead with humor and incredible expertise by Edward Pettus Ph.D. Introduction to Patient Assessment, Becoming a PA, and Medical Ethics rounded out our first semester’s coursework and provided instruction on the nuances of taking a patient history and completing a thorough physical exam the “Emory Way”. Concurrently, the C/O 2015 began our first patient work-ups at hospitals across the Emory Healthcare System and enjoyed our first two OSCE evaluations with standardized patients.

 
Scholarship Deadline Approaching
 
HOD Opening
 
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