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Physicians Associates support doctors to diagnose and manage patients mostly in hospital settings but you may also work in busy GP practises. Currently PAs work in England and Scotland in a wide range of speciality areas. Physician Associates were brought into the medical profession to meet the demands of the NHS. They were introduced in 2015 to tackle workload pressures of GPs. The Faculty of Physicians Associates is currently working to gain statutory registration for PAs. The Secretary of State has mandated that there should be 1000 PAs working in Primary Care by 2020.
At Aberdeen you will be trained to provide a thorough range of PA duties and you will often diagnose, take medical histories, perform examinations, analyse test results and develop management plans. You will have the
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2:1 Honours degree in a Medical Science or health related subject ; Higher (or A level) grade C or above in chemistry ; Standard (or O level) grades B or above in English and Mathematics (Experience in health care may contribute and compensate if the above requirements have not been fully met). IELTS Academic (6.5), TOEFL iBT (90), PTE Academic Overall (62), Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency (176)
English Language Requirements
Pre-Sessional English Language Support
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Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest University in the UK with an impressive global research and innovation history which includes 5 Nobel Prize winners, and the invention of insulin and colour photography. It attracts over 14,500 students, over a third of whom are international students taking postgraduate taught and research study.Read more
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