Allergy/ Immunology, a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, requires at least five years of post-graduate training and lifelong education and regulatory requirements. Physician Extenders (PE) are gradually increasing in number in Allergy/Immunology sub-specialty practice. However, these PE receive no formal A/I training and it is not clear the role they should play in the practice of sub-specialty medicine. This session will review the legal and regulatory factors impacting the use of PEs in allergy/immunology practice, and explore the arguments for both expansive and limited roles for these providers.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define the regulatory / legal requirement for use of Physician Extenders
- Describe the role that Physician Extenders should or should not play in an A/I practice