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Table 1 Characteristics of PA trainees

From: Integration of the first physician assistants into Israeli emergency departments – the physician assistants’ perspective

Characteristics of PA traineesN = 31
 Average age (SD)40.6 (5.5) range: 32–53
 Born in Israel83%
 Average years of experience as a paramedic (SD)12.7 (5.4) range: 5–30
Highest degree obtained
 • BSc.76%
 • MSc.24%
Barriers in previous profession as paramedicsMeanaSD
No professional advancement5.61
Difficulty working shifts3.41.8
Dissatisfaction with current profession2.71.8
  1. a Ratings from 1 (not at all) to 6 (to a very large extent)