Hayley Arceneaux, PA-C, practices at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, nearly two decades after undergoing treatment there for bone cancer. Now she has officially become the first PA to visit space. Arceneaux served as the medical officer on the world's first all-civilian space mission, and shares what led to this extraordinary opportunity.
It goes without saying that the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline healthcare providers has been profound. But there has also been a serious impact on PA career development. Jennifer Hohman, the PA Career Coach, advises on the PA employment landscape in 2021.
You’ve probably used AAPA’s large catalogue of free and discounted CME, or you’ve attended Conference at the member rate. But have you taken advantage of all the member benefits that can help save you money?
We need your help. AAPA’s Salary Survey is open now – and your participation is crucial. This year’s Salary Survey specifically addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, so whether your hours were decreased, your benefits were reduced, or you were furloughed, we want to hear from you.
Pangela Dawson, PhD, MSPAS, PA-C, assistant dean at Morehouse School of Medicine, talks about her career journey and how COVID-19 has highlighted health disparities in Black patients. She also offers advice for bringing more visibility and leadership opportunities to minority women.
Lieutenant Junior Grade German S. Herrera, MPAS, PA-C, USPHS, had a love of science and a desire to help people. The United States Public Health Service – with its scholarship opportunities, benefits, and guaranteed job placement – was a perfect fit for him.
The rheumatology specialty faces personnel shortages that may worsen as the population ages while rheumatologists retire. That’s why AAPA is offering new Rheumatic Learning curriculum which delivers a patient-case based simulated experience.
PA Mack Grubb from USMD, part of the OptumCare network, talks to AAPA about leadership among advanced practice clinicians, telemedicine, and how and he and his wife, PA Bethany Grubb, balance work with raising five kids.
The top paid specialties in the PA profession are currently cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery as well as thoracic surgery, followed by emergency medicine. Among the 10 highest compensated specialties in the PA profession, four of the top 10 specialties are surgical subspecialties.