What is NYSSPA?
The New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 volunteer membership organization that has represented and served the PA profession for nearly 50 years. NYSSPA is comprised of PAs from across the state of New York, devoted to supporting the PA profession by participating in continuing educations programs, professional and legislative advocacy on behalf of all NY State PAs, improving public awareness of the important role that PAs play in providing necessary healthcare to the public and fostering a mutually beneficial relationship with supervising physicians. NYSSPA is not a government or regulatory agency, licensing or certification body and funding is provided primarily by the membership and our educational activities.
Who are PAs?
PAs are licensed healthcare professionals who work autonomously in teams, typically lead by physicians. PAs diagnose, prescribe and treat. They work in a wide variety of medical and surgical disciplines in various practice settings. PAs are involved in all aspects of care, including taking medical histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, performing procedures such as suturing and casting, assisting in the OR, and providing education to patients and their families.