Missy Abramovitz, physician assistant at CoxHealth, has been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Abramovitz was recognized for earning a CAQ in Hospital Medicine, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing a national exam in the specialty.
“I chose to pursue a CAQ in hospital medicine to prove not only to myself, but also to my colleagues and patients, the skill set and knowledge I have gained throughout my years of practice,” says Abramovitz. “I hope I inspire others to always strive to be the best, and to never practice at any level other than the top of his or her licensure. I also hope my efforts illustrate my commitment to my profession – particularly my specialty, and to my employers and fellow group members.”
She recently completed a two-year term as the first PA elected to the Cox South Medical Executive Committee and is a current member of the Cox Medical Group Nonphysician-Provider Advisory Committee. Abramovitz carries more than seven years of experience in her specialty, and is an 11-year veteran of the health care system.
CAQs are offered to certified PAs in seven specialties: cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, orthopaedic surgery, nephrology, pediatrics and psychiatry.