The PAOS is a professional organization dedicated to providing a common direction for PAs in orthopedics. We will provide high quality educational programs to advance our members knowledge of musculoskeletal healthcare. We will provide a forum for networking and information dissemination and job placement for PAs in orthopedics. We will educate physicians and allied health professionals on PA education, training, certification and changing legislation. We will promote the physician/PA team concept.
PAs provide a vital service and role in patient care within today’s health care system. The hallmark of this service is that PA’s practice as part of a PA/Physician team. Physician Assistants who practice in orthopaedics are licensed health care professionals who practice medicine within the scope of practice of their supervising physician. PA’s are highly skilled professionals who exercise autonomy in diagnosing and treating illnesses the same as their physician counterparts. PAOS provides a forum for interaction for physician assistants who practice in orthopaedics, and a networking system for interaction among its' peers. PAOS has professional interaction with the AAPA as well as the AAOS to coordinate CME, job opportunities, practice issues, as well as, political issues.
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