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  • Don’t Wait, Self Initiate

    Cheesy title, I know, but I thought it was appropriate for the lessons learned last week. I’m still in the orientation phase primarily because I do not have hospital privileges or malpractice insurance. I do have a temporary license!!! Can I get an ''Amen?'' For all the new grads and old grads, you remember the feeling. As soon as you got ...
    Posted to Adventures of a New PA (Weblog) on June 27, 2011
  • PA-C Honeymoon Over

    As I enter the 3rd week on the job, my nerves are starting to settle, and I'm starting to feel acclimated. Still no temporary license (fingers crossed …hopefully this week!) and thus unable to see patients in the clinic or assist in surgery. I am so grateful that my supervising physician has allowed me to start with the group while waiting ...
    Posted to Adventures of a New PA (Weblog) on June 20, 2011
  • A Glimpse Inside the Cadaver Lab

    In the past few years, there have been more and more PA students chronicling their experiences in blogs (In fact, check out our ADVANCE student blogs here and here). I really liked yesterday’s post at “Katie's Exciting Adventures in PA School Land.” Katie, a new student at the University of Colorado, wrote an interesting entry about her first ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on June 10, 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
  • Reaching for Medical Information: ReachMD on XM Radio

    No matter what I do, I seem like I'm always on the run. Balancing work, teaching, writing, running to my daughter's softball games, working out and tackling the long laundry list of daily activities provides little time for anything else. Finding a few minutes to refresh my knowledge of a medical topic is a difficult task. Or it was, until ...
  • 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
  • Physician Assistant Degree Ranked No. 1

    A degree in physician assistant studies was named No. 1 in a list of master's degrees that would provide the best opportunities, based on salary and employment, over the next decade, according to ABC News. The report, posted yesterday, focuses on Shane Tysinger, a former high school science teacher who decided to pursue a full-time career in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 24, 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
  • UNM PA Students Involved in Blood Test Blunder

    In the past week, several news stories--including blog entries and videos--have reported on an incident involving University of New Mexico physician assistant students. The students, who were performing complimentary blood sugar tests at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on Saturday, April 24, used a device meant for single patient use only on up ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 17, 2010
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