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The new Israeli PA

Berkowitz, Oren, PhD, PA-C; Gelbshtein, Udi, BS, EMT-P; Segal, Idit, MD; Jacobson, Eyal, MD, PhD, MHA, MPA

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: July 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 7 - p 46–48
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000533710.52290.01
Special Article

ABSTRACT Israel launched its new physician assistant profession with its first class of students, who were graduated in October 2017. The program is run by the Ministry of Health's Training and Development Department. This first course was focused on emergency medicine and the plan is to expand to anesthesiology and pathology in the near future.

At the time this article was written, Oren Berkowitz was director of research with the PA program at Boston (Mass.) University School of Medicine. He is now a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Systems Management at Ariel University in Israel. In the Israel Ministry of Health in Jerusalem, Israel, Udi Gelbshtein is director of the PA program, Idit Segal is acting deputy director of medical affairs, and Eyal Jacobson is director general chief of staff. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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