Hayden Mulligan, PA-C, practices family medicine at a Duke University primary care clinic in Mebane, North Carolina. As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. began to spike, Mulligan chronicled her experiences, her feelings, and her fears in real-time. She shares her account of the first weeks of the pandemic.
Kristopher Maday, a PA program director in Tennessee, addresses some difficult truths that PA students should consider in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares his tips for both current and prospective students, as well as his own faculty perspective.
Melissa Elist, a second-year PA student, found it challenging to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19. She realized that prioritizing her mental health was an important aspect of getting through a global pandemic and shares five tips for other PA students.
When PA student Sunayana Pydah left Virginia for California on the way to her ninth rotation, she expected to come back. But her trip coincided with the first spikes of COVID-19 throughout the country. She shares what she experienced during the past few months.
With fewer than 48 hours notice, a unique cohort of United States Army Reserve PAs was pulled together to create the 811-1 Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force with a mission assignment to Stamford, Connecticut, to assist in the COVID-19 response.
As COVID-19 surged in New York City, APP leaders at a five-hospital system in Rochester, New York, faced the enormous task of effectively coordinating a system-wide provider redeployment. Engaged at the onset of the pandemic, the leadership team prepared, mobilized, and adapted.
A registered respiratory therapist, PA student Dustin Norman felt compelled to help the Pacific Northwest’s COVID-19 response. For the past eight weeks, he has been studying full time and working 12-hour weekend shifts at the hospital.
Now more than ever, PAs should be advocating for the profession, sharing their stories with legislators about the critical role PAs play in healthcare delivery. Learn about ways to build and keep up these important relationships when in-person meetings are not an option.