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Hospital Medicine Added Qualification for Physician Assistants


An examination for the new Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hospital medicine for physician assistants (PAs) will be offered for the second time on August 24. It is one of seven CAQ specializations developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Fifty-three PAs earned the credential in 2014, while NCCPA estimates that 3,000 of the country’s 102,000 certified PAs are now working in hospitals—making it one of the profession’s fastest growing specialties.

Deadline to apply for the 2015 exam is Aug. 19. For more information, visit

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