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New Grads: Build Your Perfect PA Career

New PAs: Congratulations on making it through PA school! We can't wait to see all that you'll bring to the profession. AAPA wants to make sure you have everything you need to build the lifelong PA career that’s perfect for you – here are some resources to help you along the way.
Christophe E. Jackson playing the piano

Neurosurgery PA Combines Love of Music, Medicine, and Science

Bioengineering, music, and medicine don’t have much in common. But Christophe E. Jackson, PhD, DMA, PA-C, is enthusiastic about each, and he thinks the PA profession offers an opportunity to take advantage of the best of the three worlds.
Rachael Jarman with her family

What’s It’s Like to be Furloughed During COVID-19

Urgent care PA Rachael Jarman reflects on what it feels like to be furloughed during COVID-19, a situation she never thought she would find herself in. After planning workflows and patient care before the surge, she found herself staying home until further notice.
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AAPA 2020 Keynote Alex Sheen Shares His Journey of Keeping Promises

Feel like you’re missing out since AAPA 2020 was canceled in Nashville? You can still experience General Session keynote speaker Alex Sheen’s poignant story of founding because i said i would, a nonprofit focused on bettering humanity through making and keeping promises.
Peggy Walsh, Jonathan Baker, Jamie Sabo, Gregory Burns, Cooper Couch

Put Yourself Out There! Become a PA Student Leader

A PA and student panel at LAS in March shared opportunities for student leadership, including getting involved at a state chapter, applying to the AAPA Student Academy or a commission, or advocating for leadership roles at work. Their message: just put yourself out there!
Sarah Chobot

PAs on the Front Lines: Sarah Chobot in Palliative Care

Sarah Chobot, MPAS, PA-C, works in palliative care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chobot and her colleagues rely on technology to make sure their patients and families can connect.
Jeff Heinrich

Student Academy Founder Jeff Heinrich Passes Away

AAPA’s first student president and founder of the official AAPA Student Academy, J. Jeffrey Heinrich, EdD, PA-C Emeritus, died on May 10 in Guilford, Connecticut. Heinrich was also co-founder of the PA History Society and recipient of many professional honors and awards.