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PAs Can Apply for NIH-ACMG Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellowship

The National Institutes of Health and American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics seek qualified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors to apply for fellowships to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs. Deadline is Dec. 1.

Meet Two PAs Who Created a Free Mobile Clinic for Uninsured Patients

PAs Karla Rugamas and Ana Ruiz-Peña are committed to helping uninsured patients and underserved communities in the San Fernando Valley. So they created the Vida Mobile Clinic, which is donation-funded and volunteer run, and has so far provided more than 100 primary care visits.
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Study Examines Impact of Depression on PA Professional Fulfillment

A new study in JAAPA examines the relationship between depression, anxiety, and professional fulfillment in PAs. Pre-COVID, 6% of PAs met the criteria for depression and 13% for moderate to severe anxiety. One in three PAs reported levels of burnout.

Experts Address ‘Red Flags When Job Hunting’ and Other Questions

During the August Huddle Ask Me session, director of APPs at West Virginia University Janice Shipe-Spotloe, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA, and Merritt Hawkins divisional vice president Michael Belkin share their expertise in response to job search questions from recent and soon-to-be PA graduates.

How to Celebrate PA Week in 2021

PA Week is right around the corner, and we’re ready to recognize YOU! Here are a few ways you can celebrate PA Week, get involved with your PA colleagues, and help move the profession into the future!
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AAPA Comments on Critical Medicare Payment Proposals

PAs are positioned to achieve a significant policy victory as the Medicare program proposes to authorize direct payment to PAs. In the proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule CMS announced plans to give PAs the ability to directly receive payment when treating Medicare patients.

Colorado PAs Spotlight All of Us Research Program

Last spring the Colorado Academy of PAs (CAPA) hosted a variety of programs to share information with its members about the NIH’s All of Us Research Program. Here, CAPA Director-at-Large Kendra Glassman, PA-C, RD, responds to questions about the program.
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5 Important Things to Know About Mental Illness and Suicidal Ideation

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, we’d like to remind you that PAs are not immune to mental health issues nor suicidal ideations, attempts, or completions. Although there are barriers to seeking treatment, there are resources available to you.
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HRSA Offers New Loan Repayment Opportunity for PA Students

PA students have been added to the list of health professions eligible for the HRSA National Health Service Corps’ (NHSC) Student to Service Loan Repayment Program. Interested students should visit the NHSC Student to Service page and apply by Nov. 4.