Physician assistants (PAs) have a generalist medical education and practice as part of a physician-led team. Each PA’s scope of practice is defined by the supervising physician’s delegation decisions, consistent with the PA’s education and experience, facility policy, and state laws. PAs provide care in a variety of practice settings. Not only can PAs perform a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, but they also enhance coordination of care and patient satisfaction.
"Hiring a Physician Assistant" - issue brief from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
"Six Tips for Hiring a Physician Assistant" - October 10, 2014 PhysiciansPractice.com