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  • Observations From a First-Time AAPA Attendee

    I am a first-time AAPA attendee, and as a journalist it hasbeen my job to sponge up the experience and atmosphere as well as the excitement of the physician assistants in attendance so that I can share it with you. I’ve met groups of anxious PA students traveling together, educators sharing the experience with their students, long-time PAs ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 1, 2011
  • U.S. News’ top 3 tips to PA wannabes

    U.S. News and World Report today posted an article about the PA profession in the “Best Graduate Schools” section of its website. “Why Physician Assistant School May be Right for You,” the subhead of which proclaims, “It's one of the fastest growing careers in the country. Learn about how to get into a top program,” offers three basic but ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on August 6, 2010
  • Conference Opener Drums Up PAs’ Enthusiasm

    ATLANTA—A rousing routine from the Atlanta Drumline snared the attention of the thousands of PAs attending the Conference Welcome and General Session this morning at IMPACT 2010, the 38th annual American Academy of Physician Assistant conference. The percussive performance preceded the opening remarks of AAPA president Stephen Hanson, PA-C, at ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 29, 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
  • Quinnipiac PA Students Volunteer in the D.R.

    Physician assistant students at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., received recognition in the New Haven Register this month for their volunteer work in the Dominican Republic. In January and March, the students volunteered with Health Horizons International, an organization that focuses on expanding health care access to the Puerto Plata ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 19, 2010
  • AAPA President Endorses PAs in Letter to the Editor

    In a letter to the editor on May 3, AAPA president Stephen Hanson responded to an opinion piece published on April 10 in The Bakersfield Californian called ''Doctor shortage is first ObamaCare issue.'' The author, Dr. Robert S. Hooker, made a strong case about the looming physician shortage, but failed to mention PAs as a critical part of the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 6, 2010