Phillip Eugene Jones

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Some organochlorine pesticides and other synthetic chemicals mimic hormones in representatives of each vertebrate class, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. These compounds are called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Similarly, hormonelike signaling has also been observed when vertebrates are exposed to plant chemicals called(More)
The increasing use of physician assistants (PAs) in surgical settings is part of a continuing trend of PA specialization, and many graduate medical education (GME) programs in teaching hospitals have hired PAs to augment physician housestaff duties. PAs have been shown to be effective in these roles by contributing to the continuity of care and enhancement(More)
As physician assistant (PA) programs developed in the 1960s, curriculum models emerged around the central themes of physician-dependent practice and competency-based education. By 2007, there were 136 accredited programs in the United States, with 108 (79%) offering a master-degree curriculum. PA program preclinical and clinical curricula are typically(More)
PURPOSE The written personal statement is widely used in health professions program admissions. The purposes of this study were to identify the common themes manifesting in the personal statements of physician assistant (PA) program applicants and to measure the odds of matriculation while controlling for other admission covariates. METHODS This study was(More)
Understanding the health requirements of a state begins with identifying the population at need and the workforce available to meet those needs. A descriptive study was undertaken to examine the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Texas as part of an ongoing effort to meet the health needs of Texas residents. In September 2000, Texas had 2237 licensed PAs(More)
Physician assistant (PA) educational programs were created in the 1960s to prepare a new type of health care practitioner. Physician assistant programs began as experiments in medical education, and later, they proved to be highly successful in preparing capable, flexible, and productive clinicians. The growth of PA educational programs in US medical(More)
Physician assistant (PA) programs were often early adopters or initiators of innovative models of teaching, learning, and assessment. Examples of these influences include interprofessional education, competency-based education, objective-structured clinical examinations, problem-based learning, evidence-based medicine, team-based learning, and the multiple(More)
We compared and contrasted physician assistant and physical therapy profession admissions processes based on the similar number of accredited programs in the United States and the co-existence of many programs in the same school of health professions, because both professions conduct similar centralized application procedures administered by the same(More)
PURPOSE Little is known about the benefits to society of the educational development of health personnel in the military who return to civilian life and continue their careers. The U.S. Department of Defense has produced physician assistants (PAs) since the early 1970s, and PA training is now consolidated into one location in Texas as the Interservice(More)