Physician Assistant Day is commemorated on October 7th of this year. Physician’s Assistants are highly trained. They are an invaluable aid to the doctors and the general practitioners. They are those who help in taking care of any patients health. Appreciate and honor those Physician assistants who assist the doctors in their work by celebrating the Physician Assistant Day.
“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” – William Osler
History of Physician Assistant Day
The history and the origin of the Physician Assistant Day are not known precisely. The celebration of the day encourages and raise awareness about the Physician Assistant (PA) and their vital role in the health care. A physician assistant is a medical expert. He is licensed to practice medicine as a part of a team along with the doctors. The PA is a professional who contributes a lot to the nation’s health and welfare. Physician assistants are involved in preventing and treating the human illness and injury. They are the ones who provide a broad range of health care assistance under the administration of a physician or surgeon. A Physician Assistant will usually be a less high-profile when compared with the doctors. However, the work of PA is necessary concerning the hospitals in performing of healthcare.
They work in the hospitals, clinics and other kinds of healthcare departments. They provide their support in academic administration and also handle autonomy in medical decision making. Physician assistants will conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat disorders. They can order and interpret tests, prescribe prescriptions, advice on precautionary health care and will assist during the surgery. There are so many medical institutions that are in need of more people to enter the PA profession. The main aim of the PA Day is to get this message across, and thus encourages people to view physical assistance as a career.
Other Celebrations on October 7
October 7 is also celebrated as
- World Habitat Day
- World Day of Bullying Prevention
- World Architecture Day
- National Bathtub Day
- Change a Light Day
- National Frappe Day
How to Celebrate Physician Assistant Day
There are many simple ways in which the Physician Assistant Day can be celebrated. Appreciate those PA near you for their invaluable work on this day. Know more in detail about the role of the PAs. Tell people around you about the role of PAs and honor them. Encourage the students and children to indulge themselves in choosing the physician field once after their school. Post and share your celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #PhysicianAssistantDay.