The Forum is set up to be a means of physician associates to network and provide mutual support in this vocation. We also mean to highlight training and employment opportunities as we become aware of them.
Currently no, though physician associates and associated bodies are seeking formal regulation. PAs can, and are recommended to, join the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR). The GMC will become the regulating body for physician associates.
Continuing personal professional development is a requisite to a physician associate's ongoing clinical practice as such the majority of physician associates are provided with some form of study leave. This should be discussed with the physician associates supervising physician as and employer.