Optimize Nutrition to Support a Healthy Immune System

Although primary care PA Darrin Cottle, PA-C, RD, is not actively treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19, he spends lots of time counseling patients about the virus when he sees them in his clinical practice. They discuss testing, how long to quarantine, use of masks, and how to support a healthy immune system.

How to Stay on Track in PA School During a Global Pandemic

Kristopher Maday, a PA program director in Tennessee, addresses some difficult truths that PA students should consider in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares his tips for both current and prospective students, as well as his own faculty perspective.
Melissa Elist

5 Mental Health Tips for PA Students

Melissa Elist, a second-year PA student, found it challenging to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19. She realized that prioritizing her mental health was an important aspect of getting through a global pandemic and shares five tips for other PA students.
Sunayana Pydah

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.