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If there’s one thing most of us learned in our post-graduate training it was “semper Gumby” (translation: always flexible). And I have learned that lesson in my hunt for my first PA job. My last post I boasted on landing a great job serving the underserved but in the words of a good friend, “It seems like the more the organization wants ...
In lieu of my comments about conferences, I thought
I could encourage any of you PA student or future PA student readers to make a
concerted effort during your student years to make it to the AAPA's IMPACT
annual conference because it's stellar.
The hashtag of this year's conference was #PAsTakeDC
and was held at one of Washington's biggest ...
A thought struck me this week as I stood at the steps of the
U.S. Capitol building. It hit me again as I ran past the Washington Monument
and the Lincoln Memorial. I am young.
I don't mean young as in ''young, up-and-coming PA'' or, ''Boy,
you look way too young to be holding that scalpel.'' I mean that I realized my
life has been just a ...
Since graduation, I've had plenty of reminders - good and bad - that I am no longer a student. There is the ''PA-C'' behind my name and my shiny new state license. A paycheck arrives every two weeks like an airplane dropping supplies on a desert island. And, of course, I now hold myself to an even higher professional standard.
While these ...
Have you visited our blogs lately? Last week, new NPs and nurse veterans battled on the value of floor experience. Our NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke, currently enrolled in a fast track NP program, expressed his views on what experienced nurses have going for them and what they still have to learn. Here are a few of the comments your ...
This week, we are celebrating PA Week 2012! The festivities kicked off on October 6 for PA Day, remembering the father of the profession, Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD. We would love to hear how your facility is celebrating. Send your pictures of all the fun to assistant editor Kelly Wolfgang and we'll share with other PAs and NPs on our Facebook page ...
So now that the basic tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are moving forward, who is going to provide all that primary care? A lot of people are counting on you to do it. But recent studies and surveys show that NPs and PAs are shifting to specialties and subspecialties at a fast clip. In response, thought leaders and family ...
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 ...
Last month, after spending 12 hours in a compact car driving north to Toronto, Ontario, I attended the AAPA annual conference with 11 of my classmates. (I hope you enjoy the photos depicting this experience!) The conference was filled with highlights such as meeting the delightful editors of ADVANCE for NPs & PAs, Michelle and Jennifer, and ...
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 ...