Archive for September, 2015

Drawing Inspiration From a World Leader’s Address to Congress

There was something magical about it, when Pope Francis addressed a joint-session of Congress last Thursday morning. The manner in which he spoke was slow and careful. Both the vice president and the majority leader seemed to shed tears at various points; I teared up as well though I am not sure what exactly elicited […]

Elon’s Superhero-Themed 5K/10K Benefits Free Clinic

Elon’s PA Student Society (EPASS) is has been busy lately, and they proved it this September with capes, masks, and plenty of spandex on Elon University’s campus. Students have been working to plan, organize and run The Great Cape Escape, a 5k/10k race that took runners through Elon’s scenic campus, dressed as superheroes, on behalf […]

Maintaining Health And Wellness in PA School

During PA school, we study long hours, sit in class from 8-5, and sacrifice our social life and innumerable hours of sleep. This comes at a physical and mental cost. Our waistlines grow from the constant stream of cortisol pumping through our bodies, our minds are buzzing with medication names and black box warnings, and […]

News From SAAAPA’s Advocacy & Policy Committee

The Advocacy & Policy Committee is tasked with supporting the Student Academy Resolutions passed at the National Conference. This year’s resolutions focused on prescribing hospice care for Medicare patients and bringing awareness to the discrepancies that exist from state to state in the prescriptive rights of physician assistants. The committee has been busy developing a […]

The Tooth About Your Differential Diagnosis

“The jaw bone is connected to the toe bone”. This is one of the many proverbs I remember hearing from my program director in learning about oral health. At first I asked myself: why is this important to ME as a PA student? Why should I care about oral health? Well let’s start here: dental […]

PA Students Serve in Nicaragua

In this post PA student Meagan Sanko recalls her visit to Nicaragua as part of a medical brigade: Six Hofstra University physician assistant students traveled to Nicaragua as part of the Global Medical Brigades to provide medical and dental care to the communities of Las Mangas and Pueblo Nuevo. Global Brigades functions on a holistic […]