Physician Assistant

Not

  • physician's assistant
  • physicians' assistant
  • physicians assistant

We do, however, like the term PA.

No apostrophe

Adding an apostrophe dramatically changes the meaning. For example:

The Surgeon General is the operational head of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

The Surgeon's General is a hypothetical TV show (probably on basic cable) about a military leader who does the laundry and other chores for a surgeon.

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Physician assistants are a crucial part of America's health care system, practicing medicine and prescribing medication in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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