When the inaugural Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Class of 2009 came together for its 10-year reunion, there was a familiarity still apparent, like the members hadn’t been apart at all for the past decade.
On average, people visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art spend 17 seconds looking at a work of art. Not surprisingly, 17 seconds isn’t really enough time to observe and understand what’s going on in what can be a complex piece. So how about spending 45 minutes with one painting? Is that enough time to “get the picture,” as it were?
On the first clinic day of a mission trip to Guatemala, students met a child with cerebral palsy who had never been able to sit up. The boy had been going to physical therapy since birth, but he had not acquired the strength enough to hold himself in a seated position.
Students in the Physician Assistant program will eventually have the opportunity to supplement their training by having access to two 3-D anatomy simulators the University recently purchased. The simulators aren’t meant to replace time in the cadaver lab, but will be used to aid the students’ learning when they cannot be in the cadaver lab because, for example, the lab is being set up for an exam and not available.
Salus University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).