Society Of Healthcare Journalists: Pa Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many certified PAs are there in the United States?
    • A. 

      108,500

    • B. 

      26,750

    • C. 

      225,250

    • D. 

      68,000

  • 2. 
    What state has the most PAs per capita? 
    • A. 

      Maine

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Alaska

    • D. 

      New York

  • 3. 
    What percent of certified PAs work in specialties outside of primary care?
    • A. 

      71.7%

    • B. 

      15.3%

    • C. 

      6%

    • D. 

      48.9%

  • 4. 
    What percentage of PAs speak with patients in a foreign language?
    • A. 

      40.4%

    • B. 

      2.5%

    • C. 

      22.6%

    • D. 

      8.7%

  • 5. 
    What percentage of PAs’ patients nationally are primarily covered by Medicare or Medicaid? 
    • A. 

      22%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      11%

    • D. 

      35%

  • 6. 
    PAs must recertify through timed, proctored examinations every 10 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What can certified PAs do?
    • A. 

      Physical exams

    • B. 

      Diagnose and treat illnesses

    • C. 

      Order and interpret tests

    • D. 

      Harvest veins from leg during cardiac surgery

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The average age of a physician in the U.S. is 52.  The average age of a certified PA is 40.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The average salary of a PA is closest to_____?
    • A. 

      $84,000

    • B. 

      $79,000

    • C. 

      $91,000

    • D. 

      $102,000

  • 10. 
    What percentage of PAs work in surgical specialties?
    • A. 

      2.4%

    • B. 

      49.1%

    • C. 

      18.6%

    • D. 

      4.5%