In honor of National Physician Assistant (PA) Week—which is observed annually from October 6 to 12—Medicus Healthcare Solutions salutes the more than 90,000 clinically practicing PAs in the United States for their dedication to the delivery of superior patient care. We deeply appreciate your contributions and the extraordinary work you do every day of the year.
Moreover, we are grateful to those of you who accept locum tenens opportunities at hospitals, practices, groups, and other healthcare organizations nationwide. The decision to bring your knowledge and skills to underserved communities and other areas in need results in countless patients receiving essential medical services
This year, PA Week looks a little bit different due to Covid-19. The American Academy of Physician Assistants has outlined a different theme for each day of PA Week to show PA Pride and recognize the contributions of those in the profession. In addition, we have outlined a few easy things that can be done to celebrate PA week in the midst of a global pandemic.
- Promote the PA Week culture. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone knew about PA Week? Spread the word by starting a tradition to commemorate it—at your regular facility or while on assignment—each year. There are several safe ways to celebrate PA Week: consider making a donation to the PA Foundation or order customized lab coats or scrubs.
- Honor your peers. Remember to call, text, or email your fellow PAs to tell them how much you appreciate them, and consider hosting a celebratory dinner.
- Get social. Tell everyone how you’re celebrating PA Week on Twitter, Instagram, and other social networking sites, and get #PAweek and #PAsAreEssential trending!
Medicus Healthcare Solutions is privileged to partner with many PAs pursuing the locum tenens practice alternative. Your vital role increases patients’ access to quality healthcare and improves outcomes. Thank you, again, for all you do. Enjoy your special week!