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Hey guys! I hear a lot about the autonomy of dermatology PAs and I hear them talk about doing injections on their own and minor surgeries. I also hear about psych PAs saying they do everything the doc does. But I was wondering if there are other specialties out there that allow for this when it comes to being hands on. Or is it basically only a derm thing?

I love the whole body and am thinking I'd be more suited for family, emergency, or internal medicine or something along those lines but I'm open to learning about all that PAs can do! Especially because I'd like to be hands on. Do you know any plastics PAs or are you yourself one? I'd like to become more informed about the wonderful PA profession!

Thanks everyone!

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