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About Physician Assistant Services

Physician Assistant (PA) Services facilitates PA practice throughout Brigham and Women's healthcare system. We provide educational opportunities, policy implementation, privileging procedures, and regulatory information to all PAs.

  • The first PA was hired at BWH in the early 1980's.
  • The "PA Services" Department was created in 2001
  • PAs are employed in 33 different areas within BWH
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital is one of the largest employer of PAs on the East Coast
  • Each year PAs at BWH are celebrated via our annual PA Appreciation event. This event includes a dinner & an awards ceremony where members of the BWH community come together to recognize and celebrate the enormous contributions Physician Assistants make every day.


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