Female PAs-Where are we today?

L. Gail, Lauren Dobbs, Carol A. Hildebrandt

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As the physician assistant (PA) profession celebrates its 50th birthday, we can be proud of the gains our profession has accomplished. However, despite the positive reports of job satisfaction, a marked increase in female PA leaders, and overall gains in PA compensation, a significant wage gap remains between male and female PAs. The PA profession is fl ourishing but it is time female PAs are paid equitably.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017



  • Gender
  • leadership
  • physician assistant
  • wage gap
  • women
  • work-life balance

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