JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. – The Borden Institute, an agency of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Medical Center of Excellence, published the US Army Medical Assistant’s Manual, Edition 2 as part of its specialist publications titles on July 2, 2021.
This updated 70-chapter text has been revised, expanded, and will cover changes to the Army PA profession since the development of the first edition. The chapters have been written by experienced MAs and contain appropriate references for readers to access current useful information. With over 175 AM and medical professional contributors, this collaboration is truly a dynamic accomplishment.
Since the beginning of the profession, Military Physician’s Assistants (MAs) have proven to be versatile and adaptable force multipliers needed in a variety of environments. In particular, Army PAs have played an important role throughout the history of military medicine and this publication illustrates their commitment to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
United States Army Lt. Col. Sharon L. Rosser, DSc, PA-C, contributed to the first and second editions of this distinguished publication. “As leaders and MAs of the Army, we must evolve our profession into the future. Mentoring our teams – down, through and above – combined with knowledge sharing are key multipliers for developing future leaders. The PA Handbook provides excellent foundational knowledge from which to grow and coach, ”said Rosser.
It is with great satisfaction and enthusiasm that the Borden Institute presents this essential publication to all past, present and future physician assistants and military medical professionals.
The second edition of the PA Handbook is available in print, PDF and eBook formats. Department of Defense staff can request a free manual by completing an online order form on the Borden Institute website at: https://www.medcoe.army.mil/borden. Click Order Information to request this publication and others produced by the institute.