Physician Assistant (PA) students will showcase their capstone presentations from Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, October 3.
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.