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Physician Assistant

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CNHP Clinical Practices Round-up

January 16, 2018

Ever wonder about CNHP’s practices? Where are they? Who they serve? What services are available at these practices? Read the Round-up to get an overview, then read all the individual articles posted highlighting the people who make these places run. Read More
Al Rundio

Rundiogram

January 15, 2018

This is a monthly column highlighting the accomplishments of the faculty and students. It started as a column just for nursing, but we're expanding and renaming it. In the next issue of Off the Charts, look for "R & B Notes" by Al Rundio, PhD who continues to talk up nursing and Stephanie Brooks, PhD who will highlight health professions.

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The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

News at 11

January 11, 2018

For 19 years, the nurse-led Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services has been touting a message of an integrative approach to health. Its people, patients, staff, and neighbors alike, benefit from such a great center. Read More
Opening day and Health Fair at the Community Wellness HUB

Community Wellness Services at the HUB

January 09, 2018

It took over a year to gather information from residents of Mantua and Powelton Village before the Community Wellness HUB opened its doors. Looking at health concerns, Loretta Jemmott, PhD and her team created seven key areas for services. Read More
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IPER Roles and Responsibilities 

January 09, 2018

IPER's Brown Bag Lunch Series is off to a great start. New collaborative working groups are forming, ideas are being exchanged and faculty and students are getting excited about what learning outcomes will result from this series and work. Read the story to see how you can get involved.
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PA student Hope Cline

Out of the Womb and Into the Clinic

October 31, 2017

Hope Cline followed in her mother’s, father’s, grandparents’ and brothers’ footsteps and those of quite a few relatives. Cline would be going into a healthcare profession, but she had to choose and decided to take the path of her mother. Read More
Clare Pisoni

Experience, Love and a Dedication to Students

October 30, 2017

Inspired by her father’s service in the medical corps, alumna and clinical instructor Clare Pisoni followed a path leading her to become a physician assistant. Now she is teaching in the program that taught her to be a skilled and compassionate PA. Read More
Walther Eisenhauer, '84, Michael Rackover, '84 and Matt Dane Baker, '83 at 45th anniversary celebration of physician assistant program

45th Anniversary Celebration

October 30, 2017

Celebrating a big milestone, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends came together to share stories, to catch up on each other’s careers and watch as Evelyn Eskin and David Major, MD received the Sherry Stolberg Alumni Award. Read More

Where Are They Now

October 04, 2017

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Drexel undergrad students Valerie Iovine and Lauren Certo

Two Unique Peas in the CNHP Pod

September 20, 2017

From an intensive study abroad research project to student ambassador to EMT, accelerated health sciences students Lauren Certo and Valerie Iovine are taking opportunities no other place than Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions would afford them. Read More
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Commencement Activities and Celebrations

July 05, 2017

Academic excellence and hopes for the future were celebrated and shared at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts at CNHP’s commencement exercises. Graduates received sage advice and life’s lessons from two student commencement speakers and the incoming CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care on June 12. 

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With Graditude for Your Service: 2017 Retirements

June 03, 2017

No matter how long an individual has been at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, be it faculty or staff, his or her contributions to the success of educating our students and changing the delivery of healthcare will be recognized for years to come.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

June 03, 2017

 

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Where Are They Now?

December 15, 2016

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PA Programs Compete For Charity

June 28, 2016

The 14th Annual PA Olympics raises over $15,000 in support of Mazzoni Center

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In Simulation, Student Detects Previously Overlooked Condition

April 18, 2016

When Jenny Retig entered a routine simulation experience back in the fall she had no idea she’d detect a serious health condition previously overlooked by licensed health care providers. Read More

Continuing Education

February 15, 2016

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Persistence is Paramount for Accelerated Physician Assistant Student

February 15, 2016

Even as a high school student, Dylan Stempel ’17 knew he wanted to be a physician assistant (PA) and wasn’t going to let anything get in his way. Stempel, a Connecticut native, was determined not only to expose himself to the PA profession, but to find the most efficient path to becoming one.

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A Message from Dean Gloria Donnelly

January 19, 2016

New employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the impact of the national movement to improve health and care delivery. Over the next 10 years, health care occupations will be the leading source of job creation in the United States. The health care sector and social services sector will account for nearly 40% of the net increase in employment through 2024, adding 3.8 million jobs. Wow!

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Dates and Deadlines

December 08, 2015

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Veterans in Drexel's PA Program Continue Longstanding Military Connection for the Profession

December 08, 2015

The physician assistant (PA) profession is deeply rooted in the military with ties dating back to 1965 – the year the nation’s first “physician assistant” educational program was inaugurated at Duke University. The Program accepted four former Navy medical corpsmen. Other veterans were inspired by this potential career path, thanks in part to a Reader’s Digest article about careers in health care noting the PA profession and a White House Conference on Health that same year that discussed the use of former military corpsmen/medics as “assistant medical officers,” and inquiries began to flood. Read More

Building a Diverse Population of Drexel PA Students

September 23, 2015

Juanita Gardner, MPH, PA-C, clinical assistant professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) Department at Drexel University, is leading an initiative to diversify the student body within the department. With changes in policy that make health care more accessible, like the Affordable Care Act, Gardner is taking action to ensure that future PAs represent the patient populations they will one day treat.

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Where Are They Now

September 22, 2015

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Drexel Physician Assistant Students Embark on New Phase of Their Education

September 22, 2015

The White Coat Ceremony for physician assistant (PA) students at Drexel University was held on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This momentous occasion marked the conclusion of the didactic phase of the PA class of 2016’s education and the beginning of the clinical phase.

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Clay Warnick, MD, Keynote Speech

September 08, 2015

The White Coat Ceremony marks the transition of  physician assistant students form the didactic to clinical phase of their education. On Thursday, September 3, 2015 the PA Class of 2016 celebrated with their family and friends this momentous occasion. This is a remarkable class of physician assistant students, characterized by their dedication to the community, commitment to providing high quality healthcare for their patient and the spirit to support each other to be the best PAs possible. 

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Before and After Clinical: Two PA Students Share their Perspectives

August 27, 2015

The primary goal of Drexel’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program is to develop graduates who are competent, caring physician assistants, possessing the skills of life-long learning needed to incorporate new knowledge and methods into their practices and to adapt to a changing medical environment. 

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Drexel University Helping to Develop Physician Assistant Field Abroad

July 30, 2015

The Drexel Phyisician Assistant Department is starting a partnership and exchange program with the brand new Physician Associate Department at the University of Worcester in England. 

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Where Are They Now?

May 28, 2015

Celebrating alumni accomplishments.

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Physician Assistant Olympics

May 28, 2015

On April 18th, the students from the Drexel University Physician Assistant Program participated in the 13th Annual Physician Assistant Olympics, which was founded on the principle of philanthropy.  

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Where Are They Now?

April 22, 2015

Celebrating alumni accomplishments. 

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Recent Publications

November 05, 2014

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Students Present at Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

November 05, 2014

Congratulations to our senior students in the Physician Assistant Program who presented professional posters at the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

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Physician Assistant Department Celebrates National PA Week

November 05, 2014

Students, faculty, and staff from the Drexel Physician Assistant Department celebrated National Physician Assistant Week with community service, education, and awareness efforts during the week of October 6-12, starting with...

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PA Students Receive Their White Coats

September 25, 2014

On September 4, the Physician Assistant Department held its annual White Coat ceremony, which marks the transition students make between their didactic and clinical years of study at Drexel. 

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Recent Publications

August 13, 2014

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What’s Next for Our Dragons?

July 14, 2014

Hundreds of College of Nursing and Health Professions students- both undergraduate and graduate- crossed the stage at the University’s 120th Commencement Exercises on June 13.

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You Thought You Knew Pepe Barcega

June 09, 2014

“All of these I answered with ease and candor. With me, what you see is what you get.”

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11th Street’s Women’s Day of Health

June 09, 2014

The staff at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center hosted another successful Annual Women’s Day of Health on May 30. 

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Students Hear Stories of Emergency Room Violence at Dine and Discuss

March 20, 2014

Student Affairs, Center City hosted another Dine and Discuss event on February 27 in the New College Building. Students representing a variety of health profession majors enjoyed free food and participated in a discussion about violence and trauma prevention in hospital emergency rooms.

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Radhika Parikh: Her Passion for Multidisciplinary Learning

February 19, 2014

Radhika Parikh is a junior in the Accelerated Physician Assistant Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She is also pursuing a minor in business from the LeBow College of Business. In this interview, Parikh gives insight into the benefits of completing a minor at Drexel, and how it has helped her become a well-rounded student.

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Physician Assistant Department Hosts Forum on Healthcare Quality and Research

December 19, 2013

On November 7, The Drexel University Physician Assistant Department hosted a forum for the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ). This inter-professional forum was part of the AHRQ study...

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CNHP IN THE NEWS

November 13, 2013

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Interdisciplinary Panel Shows DPT Students Line of Care for Traumatic Injuries

November 13, 2013

On October 25, second year Drexel Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students attended an interdisciplinary panel discussion in the Geary B auditorium of the New College Building. The purpose of the panel was to discuss the reality of working in clinical medicine and the role of the Physical Therapist in that setting.

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Meet Tina, Your Virtual Patient

November 13, 2013

Meet Tina, the 28 year-old woman with whom many CNHP students are now familiar...

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Physician Assistant Faculty Present at PA Education Conference in Memphis

November 13, 2013

On October 17, Drexel University’s Physician Assistant Department participated in the Annual PA Education Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Introducing the New Class of Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

November 13, 2013

Congratulations to the second class of Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows, which includes...

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CNHP Prepared Pre-Physician Assistant Student Shivani Amin for CHOP Co-op

October 09, 2013

For junior student Shivani Amin, who is currently studying in the 5-year accelerated Pre-Physician Assistant Program, the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) could not have been a better fit. Situated in the fifth largest city in the United States and connected to seemingly boundless opportunities worldwide, Drexel University and the CNHP have helped shape Amin’s career goals early in her education...

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New “Life is Beautiful” Course Connects Students with Hospice Patients

August 29, 2013

Drexel Pre-Physician Assistant student Alexandra Kirczow and Nursing student Judith Parent had the unique opportunity to connect with hospice patients on a personal level while taking a summer course called “Life is Beautiful.”

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Drexel Student Organizes 5k Race, Raising More than $3k for Wounded Veterans

August 29, 2013

Drexel University’s Physical Therapy Club and the Arnold Air Society hosted a 5k Fun Run on the morning of July 13 to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The Fighter Jet 5k was held at the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and raised more than $3,000 to support our servicemen and women...

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PA Students Host Smoking Cessation Lecture at Project H.O.M.E.

August 14, 2013

Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Physician Assistant students Anna Boccardo and Darence Thong gave a lecture about smoking cessation to residents at Project H.O.M.E., a halfway house in Philadelphia that helps formerly homeless people adjust during transitions...

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Physician Assistant Student Sara Bunyaratapan Attends Student Leadership Symposium

July 29, 2013

Sara Bunyaratapan, a first year Physician Assistant student at Drexel University, received a highly competitive scholarship to attend the 12th Annual Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Symposium, held June 20-23 in Washington, DC.  She joined 45 other medical, Physician Assistant, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate nursing students dedicated to bringing health promotion and preventive approaches to health professions education and their communities...

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Students Take Interdisciplinary Initiative, Creating First-ever Health Professions Dinner

July 29, 2013

Drexel students Scott Naples and Amanda Malik brought together the College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health for the first-ever Health Professions Dinner, where attendees discussed interdisciplinary medical practices. In a large group discussion, students from the Physician Assistant Program reviewed two medical cases with students from the School of Public Health, one about an HIV patient and another about immunization clinical trials...

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Juanita Gardner’s Work as a PA for the Underserved Earns her Spot on Health Center Board

July 29, 2013

Juanita Gardner’s path as a Physician Assistant has completed a sweeping loop that started and ended at Drexel University. After graduating from Drexel’s Physician Assistant Program, Gardner spent 11 years working at the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, a federally qualified community health center in West Wilmington, Delaware...

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Feld Published in The Christian Science Monitor

June 27, 2013

Ellen Feld, MD, an associate clinical professor in the Physician Assistant Department, was published in The Christian Science Monitor on May 30.

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Drexel PA Student Society Awarded for Community Service

June 12, 2013

The Wilbur W. Oaks Physician Assistant Student Society of Drexel University was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Society Award for the group’s efforts in community service.

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Leah Muriuki Receives Natural Standard Academic Achievement Award

June 12, 2013

The Natural Standard Academic Achievment Award was issued to Leah Muriuki ‘ 12 for her graduate project work titled, “Promotion of optimal breastfeeding practices as a means of preventing and managing childhood diarrhea in the underserved communities in Kenya.”

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Physician Assistant Students Receive Prestigious National Awards and Appointments

May 30, 2013

Congratulations to the members of the Physician Assistant Class of 2014 who recently received prestigious national awards and appointments...

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Elizabeth Meyers '14 Reflects On Patients She Cared For During Deployment

May 20, 2013

Elizabeth Meyers ‘14 is a student in Drexel’s Physician Assistant program and a fifth generation member of the Air Force. “I have always had a love for the military and grew up in a ‘blue’ Air Force family. I have always wanted to serve my country,” she said.

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Interdisciplinary Team Provides Free Health Screenings to Veterans

May 20, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with the Philadelphia City Council and Veterans Advisory Commission again for the Annual Veterans Resource Fair on May 22.

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Lindsey Leibig '11 Gives Back to Honor Those Who Died For Her Freedom

May 20, 2013

Lindsey Leibig, 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, has wanted to practice medicine since childhood. After September 11, 2001, she started to think about joining the military and began to realize that she had the opportunity to be part of something bigger than herself.

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United States Navy Chose Kimberly Oelschlager '12 to Become a Physician Assistant

May 20, 2013

“I have the freedom and choice to serve my country, which alone is worth defending,” said Kimberly A. Oelschlager, a Physician Assistant at the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Coronado, California. “What started as an initial four year commitment is now 12 years on active duty.”

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Nina Multak Presents on Nursing Informatics and Transdisciplinary Simulation

May 09, 2013

 Nina Multak, an assistant clinical professor in the Physician Assistant Department, gave two presentations. The first, “Implementing an Open Source EMR in a Nursing Informatics Course,” took place at the iConference in Fort Worth, Texas...

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

May 09, 2013

Christian Brenner, MHS ’13, joined the practice of Premier Orthopaedic Associates of South Jersey in Vineland New Jersey as a Physician Assistant. Brenner previously worked as an athletic trainer and physical therapy assistant...

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Nutrition Students Begin Next Step in Path to Becoming Registered Dietitians

April 19, 2013

On April 8, nineteen students from the Nutrition Sciences Department were placed in dietetic internships across the country for the coming year. Please join us in congratulating the following students who received internship matches...

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Professor Nina Multak Recieves Distinguished Fellow Award

January 16, 2013

Due to the quantity and quality of her personal research, involvement, and dedication to the Physician Assistant profession during the past 25 years, assistant clinical professor Nina Multak has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

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Adrian Banning Featured in Article About Health Care Career Opportunities for Veterans

November 01, 2012

Adrian Banning, a clinical instructor in the Physician Assistant Program, was interviewed in the beginning of November for a NurseZone.com article. The article discussed the different educational programs and career opportunities available to military students in active duty as well as veterans after they have served.

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Feld Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association

November 01, 2012

On September 5, 2012, Ellen Feld, MD, of the Physician Assistant Department had her story, “Worries,” published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Her article recounts her personal encounter with grade II ductal carcinoma (breast cancer).

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PA Student Staci Hoops Wins JAAPA 25th Anniversary Challenge

November 01, 2012

The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants editorial board announced that student Staci Hoops won their 25th Anniversary Challenge, for which she had to answer the question, “What will it be like to be a PA 25 years from now?”

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It’s all About the Mission

October 15, 2012

The mission of the PA Department at the College of Nursing and Health Professions is twofold: to educate Physician Assistants to work in medically underserved areas and to promote the PA profession.

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Drexel’s PA Program Returns to its Roots

October 15, 2012

The Physician Assistant profession developed during the 1940s when United States military personnel returned from World War II with hands-on medical experience in the field but without a formal education or degree that would allow them to practice on civilians. The first PA curriculum was created by Eugene Stead...

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A Leader Down in the Trenches: Meet Department Chair Patrick Auth

October 15, 2012

Drexel’s Physician Assistant Program, which is known for its diversity, mission, community engagement, and outstanding curriculum, owes much of its success to a leader who never stops innovating. Patrick Auth, PhD, MS, PA-C, Associate Clinical Professor and Physician Assistant Department Chair, believes wholeheartedly...

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PA Department Welcomes New Faculty Member Juanita Gardner

October 15, 2012

Juanita A. Gardner, MPH, BS, PA-C, joined the PA Department faculty in May 2012. In her role, she facilitates small group learning, teaches in the classroom setting, conducts site visits, creates relationships with new clinical rotation sites in urban...

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Physician Assistant Week: Celebrating PAs Nationwide

October 15, 2012

Physician Assistant Week, which occurs every year between October 6 and 12, is dedicated to celebrating the Physician Assistant (PA) profession across the country. Started by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, PA Week is a tradition...

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Simulation for PA Education and Assessment

October 15, 2012

“We were using Standardized Patients and simulation back in the mid-90s. Our students were required to complete Standardized Patient exercises before graduation. Back then, it was a way for us to evaluate what the students had learned. Now, though, we’re using it as an education tool in every single course,” said Nina Multak, Assistant Clinical Professor in the PA Department...

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The Givers: PA Student Society Works to Improve Lives

October 15, 2012

The Wilbur B. Oaks Physician Assistant Student Society was named for Dr. Oaks, an internal medicine PA who retired from the College’s PA Program faculty two years ago and was instrumental in starting the Program here in 1971. While the Student Society once focused much of its attention on planning fun social events for...

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The Student Perspective

October 15, 2012

“This program felt like a good fit and the faculty was very approachable. I think they do a good job at emphasizing taking what you learned in class and translating it to the clinical experience,” said Lauren Weaver, a member of the Physician Assistant Class of 2013...

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Students Cam-Tu Pham and Anna Whittington Receive PA Foundation Scholarship

October 01, 2012

Physician Assistant students Cam-Tu Pham and Anna Whittington are among the small number of 2012 Physician Assistant Foundation Scholarship recipients. This scholarship is part of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Student Academy and was established in 1977...

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The College is Awarded 2 Federal Grants for Student Scholarships

October 01, 2012

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the College of Nursing and Health Professions two federal grants for scholarships that will help disadvantaged students in the Physican Assistant and Couple and Family Therapy programs. The College’s detailed student...

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Feld Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association

September 05, 2012

On September 5, 2012, Ellen Feld, MD, of the Physician Assistant Department had her story, "Worries," published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Student News

June 19, 2010

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