I saw this bit on another forum.
What do you think? Are RPA's like NP's, CRNA and PA's- midlevel practioners?
A Radiology Practitioner Assistant (RPA) is a mid-level health care professional that works under the supervision of a radiologist. Weber State University in Ogden, Utah was approached to help develop a curriculum due to their advanced courses in the science of radiology and started the program in 1997. Thereafter, the National Society of Radiology Practitioner Assistants (NSRPA) evolved and has been growing exponentially due to the increasing applicants at Weber State University.
The NSRPA is a non-profit organization that has been established for the RPA to be involved with the medical community as a professional society. The society is an active participant with other organizations and health care professionals to educate and promote the role of the RPA. Furthermore, the NSRPA holds an annual conference conducting seminars and presentations that is open to any member of the medical community.