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UTHSC Celebrates 50 Years of the Physician Assistant Profession

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As the physician assistant (PA) profession is approaching its 50th year of existence, many people are still not aware of the occupation, what it entails, and the significant impact it has in the health care community. The PA’s role is to see patients, order tests, perform procedures, and assist in surgery. PAs can also see… Read More


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Pickup Selected As Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Leigh Anne Pickup, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Distinguished Fellow program was… Read More