The US needs more doctors—probably

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:0-d

The fifth item of the Short Cuts section by Alison Tonks wrongly used the term physicians’ assistants to refer to physician assistants (BMJ 2008;336:1401, 21 Jun, doi: 10.1136/bmj.a328). As a respondent who is a physician assistant pointed out, “We do not belong to physicians nor are we their assistants.”

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