Learn how to be part of the exciting physician assistant profession and how to choose the right PA program. Experience the diversity of the specialty practices available. Gain an understanding of the issues that face the profession as it grows in response to the needs of the nation created by an aging population and by health care reform. This guide answers the questions about whether you have what it takes to become an essential component of the physician-led health care team as a physician assistant. It is delivered in a casual, readable style by a practicing PA.