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Amberg elected to national certification board

NCCPA staff, January 6, 2017
Amberg elected to national certification board

GCMC certified Physician Assistant Edward Amberg begins his four-year term on the board of directors of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) this month.

Edward Amberg, MMS, MPH, PA-C, a certified physician assistant at Granite County Medical Center, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). His four-year term begins in January 2017.

The NCCPA board of directors is responsible for development of policies and standards for PA certification, recertification and specialty certificate programs that advance the health and safety of the public.

Amberg works in both family practice and emergency medicine, covering the outpatient clinic, emergency room and impatient services. He also provides wellness programs and education to students at the Anaconda Job Corps Center. In the community, he serves as medical director for the Philipsburg Volunteer Ambulance, Discovery Ski Patrol and the Georgetown Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Amberg holds a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University and a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Montana. He also earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Emergency Medicine from NCCPA.

“Eddie brings not only strong clinical experience to our board but also a commitment to reducing health disparities in underserved communities,” says NCCPA President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PAC. “As the only PA in a three county area, he is raising the visibility of the profession. We welcome his contributions to our board.”

There are currently over 115,500 certified PAs in the United States.

About the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is the only certifying organization for physician assistants (PAs) in the United States. The PA-C credential is awarded by NCCPA to PAs who fulfill certification, certification maintenance and recertification requirements. NCCPA also administers the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) program for experienced, Certified PAs practicing in seven specialties. For more information, visit www.PAsDoThat.net.