Focus on Global Medicine

Physician Assistants Around the World

November 23, 200915 min
Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA
Guest: William Fenn, PhD, PA-C
The physician assistant has become a vital part of the medical community in the United States, but can the model be replicated in other countries? England, Japan, Australia and the Netherlands are just a few of the countries across the world trying to bring a PA model to their medical force. Dr. Bill Fenn, vice president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and professor at Western Michigan University, joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss the challenges, politics and cultural differences to bringing the PA field to other countries across the globe.

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