Letters Physician assistants

UK universities are on the case

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4520 (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4520
  1. James V Parle, professor of primary care,
  2. Phil Begg
  1. 1College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham B15 2TT
  1. j.v.parle{at}bham.ac.uk

    Zosia Kmietowicz’s article on physician assistants was encouraging1—Ms Allen is an excellent role model. In the UK, a framework defining the role and education of physician assistants has been developed,2 and some 100 students are currently training in four centres, with two more medical schools planning courses. In …

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