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January 28, 2021 | Midwestern University
Continuing a trend of Midwestern University graduates accepting important roles in healthcare leadership, Edward A. Amberg, M.M.S., M.P.H., PA-C (CHS-Glendale PA 2009) has been elected the 2021 Chair for the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Mr. Amberg is the youngest Chair in NCCPA history. He joined the Board of Directors in 2017 as a Director-at-Large.
Mr. Amberg currently works as an Emergency Medicine PA at St. James Healthcare in Butte, Montana, where he evaluates, treats, and coordinates care for patients in the emergency room. Amberg holds a Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Emergency Medicine from NCCPA and several life support credentials. Amberg holds professional memberships with the Montana Academy of PAs, AAPA, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
A 2009 graduate from the Midwestern University College of Health Sciences’ Physician Assistant Program on the Glendale Campus, Mr. Amberg stays involved with his alma mater as a clinical preceptor for Midwestern’s PA students.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, NCCPA is dedicated to assuring the public that certified PAs meet established standards of clinical knowledge and cognitive skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories have decided to rely on NCCPA certification as one of the criteria for licensure or regulation of PAs. As of Dec. 31, 2020, there were approximately 148,500 Certified PAs.