physician assistant (PA)

Definition of "physician assistant (PA)"
  1. An individual who, after obtaining advanced training and passing a specific exam, works alongside a doctor and is able to perform certain medical tasks that a doctor can do
How to use "physician assistant (PA)" in a sentence
  1. They consulted a physician assistant (PA) for an initial diagnosis of the patient's condition.
  2. The physician assistant (PA) was an integral part of the medical team at the rural hospital.
  3. After two years of rigorous training, she became a licensed physician assistant (PA).

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