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2 certified physician assistants at UBMD receive national recognition


Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
UBMD certified physician assistants Samuel J. Ali, PA-C, and Mark Turoldo, PA-C, have been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Both PAs were recognized for earning a CAQ in emergency medicine, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, experience and substantial medical education requirements, and then passing a national exam in the specialty.
Ali works in emergency medicine at Gates Vascular Institute. Turoldo works in emergency medicine at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.
"Certified PAs are prepared and proven providers who contribute real value to the health care of this nation," said Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PA-C, president and CEO of NCCPA. "They graduate from demanding masters-level programs, pass a rigorous certification exam, and maintain certification at the highest level through continuing medical education programs and retesting throughout their careers. Certified PAs increase access to care for patients in every specialty and clinical setting, including those that are historically underserved."
CAQs are offered to certified PAs in seven specialties: cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, orthopedic surgery, nephrology, pediatrics and psychiatry.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the U.S. The PA-C credential is awarded by NCCPA to PAs who fulfill certification, certification maintenance and recertification requirements. There are more than 115,500 certified PAs in the U.S. today.
For more information, visit www.PAsDoThat.net.

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