Archive for October, 2016

Everyday Advocacy

As a PA student more than half-way through my clinical year, I have learned countless lessons that will undoubtedly be invaluable to me as I move forward in my career. I’ve performed physical exams, sutured lacerations, first-assisted in surgery, developed treatment plans and provided patient education. I’ve worked side by side with some of the […]

Disconnecting From the Electronic Medical Record

Medicine is dramatically changing alongside the advancements in technology.  There is no denying the various benefits that accompany the electronic medical record (EMR):  increased security of patient information, easy access to past medical records, automatic drug-interaction alerts, and the list goes on.  But what is EMR really doing to medicine in terms of the patient-clinician […]

PA Students Help Push Back Practice Barriers in Colorado

According to the American Academy of PA’s (AAPA) “Six Key Elements” Colorado is dragging behind the country with three of the Six Key Elements that are needed to ensure that all PAs are practicing at the top of their education and experience. The original Colorado PA law was enacted in 1983 to both ensure patient […]