Lauren Sundick, RPA-C, (formerly Lauren Stein) is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology. Lauren has been practicing cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology in Manhattan since February 2008. Lauren completed her dermatological training in private practice after clinical rotations at many institutions including Lenox Hill Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. Throughout her Physician Assistant studies, Lauren was consistently on the Dean’s List and graduated with top academic honors. She is licensed by the New York State Board of Education and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants. Lauren graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison before completing her Physician Assistant education at Touro College.
A Physician Assistant (PA) is a health professional licensed by the state or credentialed by a federal employer to practice medicine as delegated by and with the supervision of a physician. PA’s provide a broad range of medical and surgical services that traditionally have been performed by physicians. As part of their responsibilities, PA’s perform physical exams and many procedures, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, and prescribe medications. Physician Assistants are trained in intensive education programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Because of the close working relationship that PA’s have with physicians, PA’s are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. A PA-C is a “physician assistant-certified”. This person holds the title by passing the certification exam developed jointly by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. To maintain the certified status, a PA-C must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and take the national recertification exam every six years.