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  • 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
  • The Night Shift

    This week I've been scheduled on nights, and it's been a completely different ER experience. While many of the chief complaints are the same as what I've seen during the day in the ER, the pace has been different. There is no doubt that things can get just as hectic at night as they do during the day, but for the most part, things usually tend to ...
    Posted to Notes from a PA Student (Weblog) on July 14, 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
  • Building a Foundation in Atlanta

    Last weekend and into early this week, I had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta for the AAPA annual PA Conference with my classmates and a few of my professors. Aside from getting the chance to bond with my peers and connect with my mentors on a personal level outside of the classroom, I was able to attend several seminars and conference events ...
    Posted to Notes from a PA Student (Weblog) on June 4, 2010
  • Continuing Coverage of the PA Conference

    ATLANTA—Here at IMPACT 2010, the 38th annual PA conference, the AAPA House of Delegates voted on a number of important PA policy issues that stand to have a significant effect on the academy and the profession. A showdown between the HOD and the AAPA board of directors (BOD) was averted with a compromise reached between the board and the house ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on June 1, 2010
  • On the Way to AAPA

    This weekend, several of my classmates and I are making the trip down to Atlanta, Geor., for the start of the AAPA's 38th Annual PA Conference. As Saturday approaches, I'm finding myself more and more excited to have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and learn about so many different and interesting topics from a variety of knowledgeable ...
    Posted to Notes from a PA Student (Weblog) on May 27, 2010
  • Headed to Atlanta

    With 95% of my class entering a new rotation this week, I will be returning to the same clinic for part two of my family medicine rotation. I have said it before that I was surprised by how interesting family medicine is, and I am excited to go back for more! Last week we had our monthly PASS day, where all of the 3rd year PA students come back to ...
    Posted to Adventures of a New PA (Weblog) on May 24, 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