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What is a physician assistant salary in Poland?


Mirosław K.
16 Apr 2015 #1
I was just wondering what is the average salary of a physician assistant in Poland?
jon357 67 | 16,655
16 Apr 2015 #2
What is a physician assistant? It sounds specifically American. I'm not even sure sure we have them in Poland. Doctors in PL are usually assisted by nurses or work alone. In the Soviet Union they had a profession in between a doctor and a nurse called a feldsher and in the UK they have nurse prescribers something called a physician associate (though this is new and rather rare) however I've never knowingly come across one in Poland.

In Poland, there is an oversupply of doctors and there are many qualified doctors working in other field. Doctors salaries are on the low side. This has caused many to leave the profession. Nurses are also underpaid.
johnny reb 30 | 5,234
16 Apr 2015 #3
What is a physician assistant?

A P.A. is the same as a physician only they are not allowed to do surgeries. (Cut)

It sounds specifically American

It's a big world out there jon

I'm not even sure sure we have them in Poland

WE ? That specifically sounds like you are a native Pole.

Doctors salaries are on the low side. This has caused many to leave the profession.

They should come to America where they are grossly over paid.

Nurses are also underpaid.

Here in America also. They are the ones that do the actual work.
Double the nurses salery and cut the physicians salery.
jon357 67 | 16,655
16 Apr 2015 #4
Yep, "we", unless I've got some other home that I hadn't hitherto noticed myself living at for the past 2 decades.

This Physician's Assistant thing (I just checked) is a specifically American profession - their roles would be done by a qualified doctor in Poland. A trial of something similar in the UK (to save public money) is happening with mixed reception.

And yes, our doctors here in Poland are quite poorly paid compared with their western counterparts - some have indeed moved to the UK which has a shortage (and good salaries) however others prefer to stay for all sorts of personal reasons.
OP Mirosław K.
17 Apr 2015 #5
Well thank you Jon and Johnny for answering my question!
Aubrey_3421
27 Aug 2019 #6
@johnny reb
PA's in the US can do surgery, my husband is a PA, he's qualified to do surgery. PA's are required oversight, they must work under a physician - that doesn't mean with a physician in the room/OR, just onsite/reachable.
Jardinero 1 | 405
7 Sep 2019 #7
n Poland, there is an oversupply of doctors

I wonder where you get your data, eh? Last I heard PL had the LOWEST doctor to patient ratio out of any EU member state...


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