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University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCollege of ACES
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
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Physicians assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients. Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine, including primary care and family medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, and psychiatry.