The first Physician Assistants began to work at MD Anderson in 1985 in only a handful of departments. Since those first physician assistants blazed a trail for the use of non-physicians in providing medical care to patients with cancer, the number of physician assistants at MD Anderson has skyrocketed.
The recognition of their valuable role in screening, diagnosing, treating, education and counseling has brought about the widespread use of physician assistants across the institution. Today you can find physician assistants performing procedures in the operating room, running fast track clinics, providing care to cancer survivors, leading quality improvement projects in diagnostic imaging, running procedure areas and leading administrative projects to improve clinical operations.
The commitment of physician assistants to partner in the care of the cancer patient is the fundamental root of their successful integration at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Opportunities exist at MD Anderson for PA staff, mid-level supervisors and mid-level managers.
If you are interested in working for the leader in cancer care with opportunities to advance professional development, check our current employment opportunities.