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.
Pamela Lucas, PA-C, spent 22 years in the Air Force. She made personnel assignments, planned for disasters, and was one of only three healthcare providers at a NATO base. She looks back on her active-duty career and shares what she’s up to now.
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.
This year, AAPA is pleased to welcome 48 PAs to the Distinguished Fellows Program! The program was established in 2007 to recognize the exceptional contributions of PAs to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning, and community service.
The PA Foundation’s Vital Minds podcast featured a discussion on how health disparities have been exacerbated by COVID-19, the role socioeconomic factors and insurance may play in health disparities, and how PAs – and other allies – can help bridge the care gap.
The PA profession includes PAs who work in several dozen specialties, ranging from family or emergency medicine to pathology or hospital medicine. Compensation differs substantially between some specialties. Which individual specialties topped 2020 compensation for PAs? We have the data!
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.
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.