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Comment on Skyler Editorial, August 1973

Comment on Skyler Editorial, August 1973 This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —As one involved in the development of one of the earlier programs for the use of physician's assistants in the practice of internal medicine, I would like to express my appreciation of the editorial, "Differential Certification of Physician's Assistants," by Dr. Jay S. Skyler in the August 1973 issue of the Archives. If certification of physician's assistants becomes a requirement, we certainly must make such certification purposeful, and to accomplish this certification should be tailored to the situation. We, for example, have implemented a physician's assistant program in peripheral vascular disease and the present incumbent has been functioning in a manner that has met with universal acceptance by the physicians, the patients, and the lay personnel involved in the patients' care. This physician's assistant had her training, and has functioned, exclusively within the field of peripheral vascular disease. She has not had any training in general medicine. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Comment on Skyler Editorial, August 1973

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 133 (5) – May 1, 1974

Comment on Skyler Editorial, August 1973

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —As one involved in the development of one of the earlier programs for the use of physician's assistants in the practice of internal medicine, I would like to express my appreciation of the editorial, "Differential Certification of Physician's Assistants," by Dr. Jay S. Skyler in the August 1973 issue of the...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1974 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1974.00320170145016
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —As one involved in the development of one of the earlier programs for the use of physician's assistants in the practice of internal medicine, I would like to express my appreciation of the editorial, "Differential Certification of Physician's Assistants," by Dr. Jay S. Skyler in the August 1973 issue of the Archives. If certification of physician's assistants becomes a requirement, we certainly must make such certification purposeful, and to accomplish this certification should be tailored to the situation. We, for example, have implemented a physician's assistant program in peripheral vascular disease and the present incumbent has been functioning in a manner that has met with universal acceptance by the physicians, the patients, and the lay personnel involved in the patients' care. This physician's assistant had her training, and has functioned, exclusively within the field of peripheral vascular disease. She has not had any training in general medicine.

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1974

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