Cardiovascular PAs and the APACVS conference

February 4th, 2013 1 Min read Cardiovascular PAs and the APACVS conference Blog
Last month, The Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS) held their Winter Educational Meeting. Often called Cardiovascular PAs or Thoracic Surgery PAs, this group of professionals is in high demand, and their association convened in Los Angeles for a set of CME courses, networking, and the opportunity to see new products and services relating to cardiothoracic surgery. Cort Beckman, Manager of Operations, and Travis Duffey, Recruiter, represented CompHealth's Physician Assistant staffing team at the conference. We asked them a few questions about their experience there, and what was happening on the floor. Here's what Cort had to say: What was your favorite part of APACVS? We met several current PAs [who work locums with CompHealth] and past-working PAs. Had a great time meeting with them face-to-face and getting introduced to several of their colleagues that have expressed interest in doing some locums work in the near future. What were the trends or topics people were talking about at the conference? Many of the attendees were talking about Medicare reimbursements being up in the air, the concern over PAs still not getting enough responsibility within the hospital, and last but not least, healthcare reform being a topic that still has a lot of uncertainty. What are cardiovascular PAs biggest concerns in finding a great job? No big concerns on their end. They know they are in high demand, so the basics of economics really ring true in this market regarding supply and demand. We are always happy to help them find the right opportunities at the right time, in facilities around the country. Physician Assistants within all specialties provide a unique level of care in the healthcare industry. If you're looking for career opportunities as a PA, find the latest in our updated database of PA jobs.