This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 32.5 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

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Pediatric Surgery

PAs in Pediatric Surgery function as specialty physician assistants under the direction of a licensed Pediatric Surgeon to manage all aspects of pre-, intra- and post-operative care.


Job QualificationsHighly technical and demanding skills are mastered through years of physician assistant practice, master degree and post-graduate critical care residency.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Collects and assesses medical histories
  • Performs physical examinations and diagnostic tests
  • Surgically assists surgeons in the OR in minor procedures and outpatient surgical procedures
  • Enables continuity of care by managing patient care in pre-, intra- and post-operative settings


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