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Boston-Area Health System Shares Lessons Learned from PA Reassignment During COVID-19

350 PAs serving across Brigham Health facilities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, retrained under a PA crisis leadership team to deal with the surge in COVID-19 patients in March 2020, and successfully met the needs of patients and the healthcare team.

PAs Take Pride in Improving Access to Care for LGBTQ Patients

Three PAs who have focused their careers on caring for LGBTQ patients discuss the current state of healthcare for this patient population, the need for continuing education, the challenges some LGBTQ patients face, and the opportunities available for PAs to help.

The Challenges of PA School During COVID-19

Starting PA school is challenging enough, but what about starting it during a pandemic? PA student Amelia Maurer completed her first year at Quinnipiac’s PA program under COVID-19 restrictions and reflects upon both the challenges and the unexpected opportunities.

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AAPA Responds to National Medical Organizations

AAPA sent a letter to several national medical organizations this week underscoring how the PA title change to physician associate affirms our commitment to team-based care and our shared goal to serve the needs of patients.

Treating Patients with Long COVID: A New Frontier for Providers

PA Jaclyn Owens and NP Joanna Ellis are regularly caring for patients experiencing post-COVID symptoms. They talk about navigating treatment while still learning about these symptoms and why APPs are critical in providing much-needed care and support to these patients.

A Week in the Life of a PA in Radiation Oncology

What does a week look like for a PA in radiation oncology? Katey Wert, PA-C, has been practicing in the specialty for six years. While difficult at times, given the patient population, she finds the work rewarding and meaningful.

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Health eCareers and American Academy of PAs Announce Partnership

Health eCareers and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) are pleased to announce a partnership to connect PAs (physician assistants) with more job opportunities with an all-new, improved job board.

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American Academy of PAs Announces 2021 Individual Excellence Award Recipients

AAPA is pleased to announce its 2021 Awards to PAs and PA students who have distinguished themselves in service to their patients and their communities, and who have been dedicated advocates for the PA profession.

2021 PA Student of the Year Advocates for LGBT PA Students and Patients

Victoria Ho is the 2021 recipient of the PA Student of the Year Award. A PA student at Sacred Heart University, Ho was selected as a recipient of the LBGT PA Caucus Student Leader Fellowship Award, through which she co-founded an LGBT support group for pre-PAs for her fellowship project.