Saudi Arabia Physician Assistants
Keywords:Saudi Arabia, Physician Assistants
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state in the Gulf Cooperation Council and makes up 80% of the Arabian Peninsula. In pursuit of providing the most advanced healthcare available to its people, the Medical Services Division (MSD) of the Ministry of Defense & Aviation, adopted the Physician Assistant profession as an adjunct model which was initiated in 2010 through collaboration with George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GWU-MFA), Dept. of Emergency Medicine
The program was guided by high standards set forth by the U.S. based Accreditation Review Commission on PA Education (ARC-PA) and focused on the core competencies of Physician Assistant medical practice established by the U.S. National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
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