New Orleans, La., may be known for its parties and celebrations but a team of five from the University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program were not there to party; they were there to compete nationally with other PA students across the country in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Challenge Bowl, during the AAPA conference held May 18 - 23.
May is Osteoporosis Month, a time dedicated to educating those who are at-risk or are dealing with osteoporosis. As one who works year-round in orthopaedics, and specifically in orthopaedic surgery, Deanna (Reynolds) Alan, MMS ’09, PA-C, has seen first-hand what osteoporosis can do.
The weather couldn’t have been better on Saturday, April 14, for the PA [Physician Assistant] Olympics, held at Bamboo Gardens in Vincetown, N.J.; as students from the University’s Physician Assistant Studies program competed against seven other schools in games of tug-of-war, dodgeball, a speculum egg race, and trivia – all in the name of charity.
One of the unique offerings of the University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program is its early clinical exposure which is incorporated into the didactic, competency-based curriculum. Within a few weeks of starting their fall semester, newly matriculated students are exposed to patients in a hospital setting, in small groups facilitated by PA program faculty. These experiences allow students to practice history-taking and physical examination techniques learned concurrently in the classroom.
That’s Salus University Physician Assistant Studies student, Erik Baish ‘18, reveling in his somewhat offbeat hobby as…a lumberjack. Baish first entered the world of tree-cutting as a student at Colby College in Maine, where he was studying physics and mathematical science.