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March 1989

The Training and Utilization of Surgical Physician AssistantsA Retrospective Study

Arch Surg. 1989;124(3):348-351. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410030098016

• A community hospital's search for qualified surgical house staff in 1975 led to the development of a postgraduate residency program in surgery for physician assistants. Eleven years after its inception, the program's purpose and structure were reviewed, and its alumni, goals, and contributions were evaluated. A 1987 alumni survey provided data to assess the value of residency training to current employment and job satisfaction.

(Arch Surg 1989;124:348-351)