CompHealth Opportunities at AAPA: Guest Blog

May 28th, 2013 1 Min read CompHealth Opportunities at AAPA: Guest Blog Blog
It is a joy and pleasure to be in the CompHealth booth at American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Impact 2013 this year (#PAsTakeDC). Today alone, we met more than 150 great physician assistants (PAs) in all specialties and walks of life who want to learn more about the career opportunities that CompHealth offers. It is so much fun for me as a practicing PA to be able to share my own life experiences and my own locums experience with PAs. Questions we heard again and again were Does CompHealth staff PAs in (insert state here), or I am a (insert specialty here) PA -- are there jobs for me? Our answer is absolutely! Anyone who has heard me speak and lecture knows I refer to PAs like type O blood: We practice in every medical specialty and in every setting. CompHealth, as a nationwide industry leader in staffing, fits this descriptor as well. They staff in any state where PAs are needed, and every specialty that PAs could (or should) be working in. In addition, CompHealth is the founder of the locum tenens industry. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Therus Kolff, and we discussed how important PAs are and will be in the future to addressing gaps in care and meeting the demands and challenges of healthcare reform. It is no secret that I have two lovely daughters who are very expensive (I am a dance mom). Working locums assignments allows me the opportunity to make a bit of extra cash outside my other work settings. Tune in to tomorrow's blog to learn more about the many other benefits that working locums can offer.


Lisa Shock

Lisa Shock

Lisa P. Shock, MHS, PA-C, is a seasoned PA who is the President and CEO of Utilization Solutions in Healthcare – a specialty consultant company for physician practices and hospitals, offering a wide range of services to help implement and improve upon the utilization of PAs and NPs in the health care system. Contact her at

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