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UNSOM Health Watch: Proposed Physician Assistant (PA) Program

Anne McMillin, APR

There's a proposed Master of Physician Assistant Studiesprogram in the works at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. What is a Physician Assistant (PA) and how is that different from a doctor?

Anne McMillin of the University of Nevada School of Medicine spoke to two authorities to find out more. Brian Lauf is the founding director of the proposed PA program. Joining them is Ruth Ballweg who is internationally known in PA education and a consultant for the proposed program.



Michele Ravera joined KUNR in 2014 as a volunteer and was added to the part-time broadcast staff in October 2015. She is currently the station’s host for Morning Edition.
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