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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 trainees N = 31
Demographics
 Average age (SD) 40.6 (5.5) range: 32–53
 Born in Israel 83%
 Men 94%
 Jewish 94%
 Qualifications
 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 paramedics Meana SD
No professional advancement 5.6 1
Burnout 4.6 1.5
Difficulty working shifts 3.4 1.8
Dissatisfaction with current profession 2.7 1.8
  1. a Ratings from 1 (not at all) to 6 (to a very large extent)