The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery (SPAO-HNS)

Name Change

  • 12 Apr 2010 10:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)


    A rose by any other name is still a rose right? Well a rose has been around since the beginning of time and is known internationally in every language. Our young profession is barely 45 years old and is just starting to spread to other countries. The PA Model has been proven effective, its our name that is coming under question.


    "We work as associates and have for many years. Our profession’s birth-name in 1965 was physician associate." Some PA's think its time to change the "assistant" part to "associate" to better reflect our role in medicine. see link


    Several leaders from across the country are weighing in on the name change. see link


    Where do you stand? If you are an Otolaryngology PA click here to let us know!



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