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  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 18, 2012

    On Facebook this week, we shared some photos from the AAPA IMPACT 2012 conference in Toronto. Our fans loved to ''meet'' NP &PA Student Blog blogger Caroline Pilgrim, a first-time AAPA conference attendee. Caroline wrote about her experience at the conference and shared some of her own great photos in her blog post this week. Did you ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 18, 2012
  • HOD Activity at AAPA IMPACT 2012

    The House of Delegates (HOD) of the American Academy of Physician Assistants consists of voting delegates from state chapters, officially recognized specialty organizations, the Caucus Congress and the Student Academy, who are elected by their constituents. Each year at the AAPA IMPACT conference, the HOD convenes to hear ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 13, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 28, 2012

    As NPs & PAs approached the holiday weekend (and with any luck, a few days off), and editor Michelle Perron Pronsati and senior associate editor Jennifer Ford arrived at the AAPA IMPACT conference, our social networks, community pages and articles buzzed with thoughtful comments and many heated opinions. Always a controversial topic ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 25, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – April 23, 2012

    If you're not chatting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ''like'', ''follow'' and ''connect'' with us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, our social media sites exploded with great comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and without ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 23, 2012
  • Thanks for Listening

    I am now able to say that I have officially graduated from PA school. I may not be able to add the ''C'' to the end of my title until I pass my boards, but I am able to say that I'm no longer a student. It's such a strange feeling to finally be done, because PA school so easily became such an identifying part of my life. Graduation was ...
    Posted to Notes from a PA Student (Weblog) on August 2, 2011
  • AAPA Leaders Questioned During Town Hall

    Late yesterday afternoon, AAPA president Stephen Hanson, president-elect Patrick Killeen and CEO Bill Leinweber assembled with ''Antiques Roadshow'' host Mark Walberg, the emcee for the second annual Town Hall event. For an hour, they took many questions from PAs in the audience and online. Here are some highlights: • A PA from Georgia asked ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 31, 2010
  • AAPA HOD Roundup

    ATLANTA—The AAPA House of Delegates today wrapped up its testimony for and against a number of important resolutions and is set to vote on the items tomorrow. The most hotly debated resolutions were: • A series concerning NCCPA specialty certification examinations and possible alternative PA certification bodies; • A resolution seeking to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 30, 2010
  • PAs Increasingly Likely to Work in Specialties

    Physician assistants are increasingly more likely to head into specialties such as surgery and emergency medicine rather than primary care, according to the News & Observer. Researchers at the Duke University PA program studied the job choices of PAs from 1997 to 2006 and found that the number of PAs going into primary care declined to 41% ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 21, 2010
  • AAPA Comments on MOC Modifications

    The AAPA has sent a letter to Ragan Cohn of the NCCPA outlining its comments to the changes that NCCPA has proposed to the maintenance of certification process for all PAs–self-assessment activities, the clinical quality improvement project and extending the six-year recertification cycle to 10 years. The letter, signed by AAPA president Stephen ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on March 24, 2010
  • 10-Year PA Recertification Cycle?

    It seems as though Pennsylvania PA Bernie Stuetz's effort to increase the length PA recertification cycle to 10 years is gaining momemtum. Stuetz wrote ''A Plan to Revise PA Recertification'' for ADVANCE in 2006 and introduced a related resolution at the 2007 AAPA House of Delegates. Here's an excerpt from Stuetz's ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on February 27, 2008