Importance Of MCPHS Physician Assistant

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During my employment at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston I was able to work with a graduate of MCPHS, Kaiming (Kyle) Chiang, MPAS, PA-C. His knowledge and comprehension of his role as well as his eagerness to always do more inspired me. Kyle’s professionalism and confidence led him to be a favorite among several patients; he was able to diagnose with confidence; and was able to communicate with the patients in a way that they would be able to understand. Kyle was always an advocate for MCPHS and as I continued to work with him I was able to see, not only his passion, but the knowledge he gleaned from his time at MCPHS. I knew that MCPHS was not only a school that prepared their students well for the workplace, but also teaches …show more content…
Volunteering at Wisconsin Lutheran Care in Wisconsin I had the opportunity to observe geriatric care. While the facilities were well maintained and the technology at that time seemed appropriate, the treatment that these individuals received was subpar. The clinicians showed little eagerness to go above and beyond and treated the patients as if every one of them was the same. The patients received no personalization in their care and therefore, I felt that they were not receiving the type of commitment that I would expect from the clinicians. There was clearly a lack of care for this underserved community. The treatment of these patients was not the intention of the physicians, but instead caused by the shortage of both MD’s and RN’s in this particular field. Including physician assistants in a patient 's care allows the nurses to be less overwhelmed and provide the superior care they are known for and allows doctors to be freed up where they are able to focus more on patient care versus the number of charts they document in a …show more content…
Physician assistants are a part of the team and allow the company to see more patients a shift, which in return, allows the clinicians time to focus on each of their patients and fight for what they believe to be the best care in each individual case. Physician assistants allow the MD’s to feel more appreciated and less like work horses on an assembly line. Each patient is treated as an individual and their plan of cares are tailored for what will serve them best. In both Urgent Care and Internal Medicine we are able to provide the patients with any information they requested, whether it be their allergy list, medications they were currently taking, or recent lab results. The patient’s understanding of their care was taken just as seriously as the care they were receiving. The addition of a PA to the clinical team allows the workload to be more adequately assessed, therefore, leading to superior patient care. While not all the clinicians I encountered were trained in the Boston area a large majority of them where. This leads me to believe that the surrounding schools provide not only the knowledge to hold the position of a physician assistant, but also emphasizes the necessity of compassion and training that differentiates Boston trained individuals from those trained

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