This guide seeks to assist the research efforts and support the clinical practice of Duquesne University Physician Assistant (PA) students. It brings together selected relevant Gumberg Library resources and additional websites.
Some of the links connect to resources that are only available to current Duquesne University students, faculty, and staff. These resources will require your Duquesne University ID number or MultiPass credentials if you are working off-campus.
A Physician Assistant, or a PA, is a health care professional who works in a variety of settings, including hospitals and clinics. They are concerned with preventing, diagnosing, and treating patients' illnesses, conditions, and injuries.
PAs perform a broad range of activities similar to a physician, such as conducting physical exams, assisting in surgery, writing prescriptions, and diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries. PAs work under a supervising physician.
This guide is organized into six main parts- Home, Research, Writing, Learning, Networking, and Duquesne.
The Research section divides farther into five separate categories.
The Writing section contains resources, services, and other guides to help you write more effectively.
The Learning section provides links to online tools. This section is divided into four sections.
The fifth section, Networking, is divided into three sections to assist in career development.
Finally, the Duquesne section supports Duquesne's occupational therapy students with information about the department, student organizations, and requirements.