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Table 2 Descriptive statistics on perception of the pa entry-level doctoral degree

From: A physician assistant entry-level doctoral degree: more harm than good?

  n %
The PA doctoral degree to be required
 Disagree 457 72.0
 Neutral 65 10.2
 Agree 113 17.8
The PA doctoral degree to be offered but not be required
 Disagree 221 34.8
 Neutral 73 11.5
 Agree 341 53.7
Feasibility to transition to an entry-level doctoral degree
 Not feasible 128 20.2
 Feasible 507 79.8
Negative impact to the PA-physician relationship
 Disagree 180 28.3
 Neutral 139 21.9
 Agree 317 49.8
Negative impact to the availability of clinical training sites (rotations)
 Disagree 146 23.2
 Neutral 150 23.8
 Agree 334 53.0
More harm of the entry-level of doctoral degree to the PA profession
 Disagree 159 25.1
 Neutral 94 14.8
 Agree 380 60.0