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PAEA Board of Director Opening for the Student Member at-Large The call for the Student Member at-Large (SMAL) on the PAEA Board of Directors is now open. The position is open to all students with ‘student’ status as of September 1, 2017 with a term beginning on January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. The […]

What is Outreach Anyway?

Greetings! My name is Matt Mancini, and I am the director of outreach for the Student Academy of AAPA. But let’s be honest, what does that really even mean? One of the factors that contributed to me applying for this position was that I did not fully understand what outreach meant. I wanted a chance […]

Providing Medical Care in a Developing Country

When I was first accepted into PA school two years ago, one of the components of the curriculum that resonated with me was my program’s emphasis on Global Health. I had researched the medical mission trip that the most recent class had taken, and thought it may be something I would pursue when the time […]

A Reflection on the 2016 PAEA Future Educator Fellowship

Hello! My name is Joey Parseghian, from Northeastern University, and I want to share with you my experience as a 2016 fellow at the Future Educator Fellowship (FEF) in Minneapolis, MN this October. What is the Future Educator Fellowship? Well, the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) designed a fellowship for 25 current PA students with […]

PA School, Running, and Teamwork

When I started PA school, I expected to bond with my classmates over our mutual love for healthcare (and some late-night study sessions).  Never did I think we would be bonding over a 26.2-mile run. Yet, that’s exactly what happened at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on November 5, 2016. On Global Running Day, or […]

The Character of Caring

The art of medicine is, at its core, the art of service. Every day, healthcare workers around the globe make personal and professional sacrifices to ensure that their patients get the best care possible. Inevitably, that selfless attitude spills over into their personal lives as well. The father of medicine said it best, “Wherever the […]

Highlights From PA Student Service Weekend

This past fall, we celebrated PA Week and PA student societies across the country found creative and meaningful ways to give back to their communities, promote the PA profession and serve others. PA students across the country joined together in service and we are proud of the work you achieved! Here are a few of […]

Interprofessionalism Amongst Medical Professions: What’s the point?

Medicine is an ever-changing landscape that constantly demands increased productivity and results from practitioners across the spectrum of healthcare workers. This contrasts with the past hierarchy that looked to one person being the major player in patient care. This old standard of practice over-taxed the individual in charge and increased risk of mistakes by not […]