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  • 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
  • Marquette launches PA emergency medicine fellowship

    The Marquette University PA program in Milwaukee last week announced the launching of a postgraduate emergency medicine fellowship. The one-year postgraduate certificate program is a collaboration with Aurora-Sinai Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Marquette’s program is the seventh emergency medicine fellowship. The ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on July 26, 2010
  • 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
  • Will There Be Jobs for Canadian PAs?

    The first class of 21 PA students at McMaster University in Ontario are graduating this August, with “nothing but faint promises from the provincial health ministry that jobs will be found for them in the health system,” according to an article in The Toronto Star. The problem is, in order for the PAs to work in the publicly funded hospital ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (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
  • Introducing the New Grad/Senior Student Center

    We're excited about a new feature that went live on our Web site today--the New Grad/Senior Student Center. We've compiled some information from our site that is useful for graduates and senior students and made it easy for you to find in one spot, such as new graduate salaries, student blogs, job listing links and networking ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 18, 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
  • New PA Program Planned for West Virginia

    The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register reported over the weekend that West Liberty University in West Liberty, W.Va., plans to offer a PA program to begin in the fall of 2011. According to university president Robin Capehart, work to develop the master’s program began in 2007; university officials decided to first pursue the PA program after ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 10, 2010
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