AAPA’s latest Huddle “Ask Me” session called on four experts to answer questions about starting a career in orthopaedic surgery, practicing in various subspecialties, and which resources will best prepare PAs for success in this popular surgical specialty.
In Huddle’s latest Ask Me session, PAs in dermatology Amber Blair, MMS, PA-C, and Kristin Rygg, MPAS, PA-C, fielded questions from students and practicing PAs looking to enter the dermatology specialty.
Sara M. Wilchowski, MS, PA-C, never has a typical day practicing in dermatology. She enjoys the variety of her specialty, from conducting full-body cancer exams to navigating tough conversations with patients and their families in order to communicate treatment options.
According to the 2021 AAPA Salary Report, emergency medicine is the third-most popular specialty for PAs. In the October Huddle Ask Me session, AAPA brought together three experienced PAs to answer questions about entering, transitioning to, and thriving in emergency medicine.
Adrijana Anderson, PA-C, has a unique position at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona; her time is equally split between the hospital medicine and critical care departments. Anderson loves the arrangement and is passionate about practicing hospital medicine.
Amber Davis, PA-C, has been practicing family medicine for four years. She was interested in the specialty from the start of her PA career, drawn to the idea of treating the “whole patient” rather than a single body system.
What inspires a PA to get into education? We asked two PA educators, Nicole Burwell, MSHS, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, and Elias Villarreal, Jr., MPAS, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, about their paths to the classroom and what they find most challenging and most rewarding.
Patti Cuartas, PA-C, started in the ED and now works in the C-suite. In addition to her PA experience across many specialties, Cuartas attended business school and now serves as assistant chief medical information officer for an international health system.
Tom Gocke, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, has been practicing in orthopaedics for 28 years. He’s been attending Musculoskeletal Galaxy since its inception 11 years ago. He shares what his day-to-day practice looks like in a busy total joint program.