Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They can work in many different areas of healthcare such as general medicine, primary care and surgery.
Physician associates have an undergraduate degree and may have undertaken further training in the medical model, once qualified they will work under the supervision of a doctor.
As a physician associate you will need to be:
Physician associates are trained to undertake a number of tasks including:
Training and working as a physician associate will give you the opportunity to work in both a primary care and secondary care setting.
In NHS Wales, a physician associates start on a band 6 while on an internship. Please see our Pay and Benefits section for more information.
As you become more experienced there may be opportunities to progress to a band 7 physician associate, there is also the opportunity for a limited number to extend their role to take on management of other staff or lecturing opportunities.
|Do I need a degree?||Yes, you will need an undergraduate degree, have evidence of caring experience or currently be a healthcare professional. You will then need to undertake either an MSc or post graduate physician associate programme to become a qualified physician associate.|
|Where can I train in Wales?||
Bangor University applications should be made via the Bangor University website.
|Is there funding available?||Yes, for further information about available funding and eligibility please visit Student Awards Services.|
|Do I need previous experience to apply for the course?||Having any experience in a caring role, both professionally and personally, will be an advantage.|
|How do I get experience?||To find out about work experience and volunteering opportunities in NHS Wales visit our Work section.|
|How do I apply for a job?||All vacancies for NHS Wales are advertised on NHS Jobs. Visit our Work section for more information.|