Higher Education

S. 2668 – Pilot Program for United States Special Operations Command (USCOM) Medics to Become PAs

Summary: On May 11, 2018, PAEA submitted a letter of support to Senators Richard Burr, Patty Murray, Marco Rubio, and Bill Nelson regarding bill S. 2668, which calls for the creation of a pilot program that would allow USCOM medics to earn credit toward a master’s degree as a PA. PAEA detailed the two-fold benefit of enacting this legislation, which would address the issue of post-service employment for veterans and supply the PA workforce with well-seasoned medical professionals in fields such as primary care that are experiencing national shortages.