Connections: Orthopedic PA earns certification

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Steven Johnson, physician assistant (PA) with the Orthopedic Center at Northwest, has earned his certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in orthopedic surgery from the National Commission of Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA). Only about 3% of physician assistants in orthopedic surgery have received the certification.

“Physician assistants seeking the Orthopaedic Surgery CAQ must demonstrate they have advanced knowledge and experience in orthopaedic surgery, above and beyond that expected of entry-level PAs or PAs working in a generalist practice,” according to NCCPA.

Johnson was required to meet specialized continuing medical education and experience, including at least 4,000 hours of experience. The Orthopaedic Surgery Specialty Exam comprises 120 questions related to orthopedic surgery. The April exam results were recently released.

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