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How COVID-19 Changed My PA School

When PA student Sunayana Pydah left Virginia for California on the way to her ninth rotation, she expected to come back. But her trip coincided with the first spikes of COVID-19 throughout the country. She shares what she experienced during the past few months.

Kayla Bakane, PA-C, MPAS; Kristen Rheinlander, MMs, PA-C; Lacee Keller, PA-C; Kristin Kamprath, MPAS, PA-C; Alana Young, PA-C

Obesity Management Certificate Program a Win for PAs and Patients

Want to better understand obesity and the barriers to patients seeking care, and improve your approach to patients? The 14-month Obesity Management in Primary Care Certificate Program is for you. This program is currently looking for its second cohort.

The U.S. Army Reserve 811-1 Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force

US Army Reserve PAs Deployed to Assist in COVID-19 Response

With fewer than 48 hours notice, a unique cohort of United States Army Reserve PAs was pulled together to create the 811-1 Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force with a mission assignment to Stamford, Connecticut, to assist in the COVID-19 response.

RHH’s APP leadership team socially distancing

How an Upstate New York Hospital System Responded to COVID-19

As COVID-19 surged in New York City, APP leaders at a five-hospital system in Rochester, New York, faced the enormous task of effectively coordinating a system-wide provider redeployment. Engaged at the onset of the pandemic, the leadership team prepared, mobilized, and adapted.

Headshots of the new Distinguished Fellows

AAPA Announces This Year’s New Distinguished Fellows

In the PA profession, the letters that come after your name mean a lot, and this year AAPA is proud to add “DFAAPA” to the titles of 38 of our association’s most dedicated members, who have made their mark in the communities they serve.

JAAPA editor-in-chief Rick Dehn

AAPA Congratulates JAAPA’s New Editor-in-Chief Rick Dehn

The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) has appointed Richard W. Dehn, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, as Editor-in-Chief. A nationally recognized PA scholar and educator, Dehn stepped into his new role on July 1.

PA Academy of Vermont

Vermont Governor Signs Act Modernizing PA Practice

On July 1, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed S.128, an act that significantly improves PA practice in the state. The legislation was the result of years of hard work by the PA Academy of Vermont.

Florida Academy of PAs

New Florida Law Secures Critical Component of OTP for PAs

Priority legislation for the Florida Academy of PAs, HB 713, becomes law giving PAs a majority in the regulation of the profession, one of the pillars of Optimal Team Practice. The new law modifies the composition of the PA Council.

Christina Wojnarwsky and Jonathan Baker

Reflecting on Pride Month 2020

LBGTQ+ PA leaders reflect on Pride Month 2020: its origins, intersectionality, and link to Black Lives Matter. This year the LBGTQ+ community celebrates the Supreme Court ruling barring discrimination and will continue to work to fight for equality.

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