PAs know that career flexibility is a built-in benefit of the profession. But it can be overwhelming to think about transitioning specialties. Do you have enough experience? What’s the best way to get your foot in the door? Four experts share their insights.
Kristopher R. Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a committed and passionate PA educator. He shares what his own favorite professors have in common, and how he strives to make PA school educational and fun for his own students.
Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.
Amanda Roy, PA-C, is the only healthcare provider for all of Wheeler County, Oregon. She discusses what she finds rewarding about frontier medicine, the significance of precepting in her career, and what it means to her that her patients trust her so much.
When COVID-19 hit Washington, D.C., emergency medicine PA Amy Keim observed that the plastic drapes being used to decrease aerosolized particles during airway procedures weren’t cutting it. So she set out to make something better: the Airway Procedure Tent.
Clair Kuriakose, MBA, PA-C, is a high achiever. She sets goals for herself, achieves them, and then strategically lays out her next steps. She finished PA school, got her MBA and Lean Six Sigma certification, and now leads advanced practice providers at Stanford Health Care.
AAPA enlisted Katherine Thompson, PA-C, a practicing PA in emergency medicine and urgent care for four years, to respond to Huddle’s Ask Me on interpersonal violence (IPV) and forensic medicine. Read her advice on how healthcare providers can identify and manage IPV survivors.
As the COVID-19 surge began in the U.S., Alyssa Zantello, PA-C, who practices orthopaedics in Michigan, found she couldn’t sit at home and do nothing. Forty eight hours after a conversation with her mentor, she was on a plane to New York City.
Measuring productivity in healthcare is important to determine contribution to care, revenue generation, and job performance; however, accurate measurement of a health professional’s productivity can be challenging. PAs are acutely affected when productivity measurements are quantified by financial contribution alone.