PA’s Immigrant Parents Inspire His Career in Critical Care

Omar Razack, PA-C, is the child of immigrants. This fact has guided his whole life – from the West Indian culture he grew up with, to the work ethic his parents instilled in him and his triplet sisters, to his PA career in critical care.

PA Caregivers Face Additional Anxiety, Stress During Pandemic

In 2020, PA student Sara Naeem found herself needing to be a hands-on caregiver for both of her parents while completing clinical rotations during a pandemic. She shares her experiences and connects with other caregiver colleagues who share their own stories.

Idaho Enacts Improvements to PA Practice Act

Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation last week that gives PAs greater flexibility to meet the needs of patients without unnecessary administrative and regulatory burdens. SB 1093, led by the Idaho Academy of PAs, moves to a collaborative practice environment for PAs.

Reaching New Heights: From Cancer Survivor to Becoming the First PA in Space

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.
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PAs Recognized as Vital to Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

An amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act declaration reaffirms PAs are instrumental in the national fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and are recognized by the Federal government as essential to vaccination efforts through increased vaccination authorization.

JAAPA Podcast Welcomes Two New PA Hosts

Lena Ward, PA-C, and Brandon Cherry, PA-C, both newly-minted PAs, will take over the hosting duties of JAAPA’s podcast in 2021. Ward and Cherry will be compelling hosts; they hope to bring new perspectives to the podcast, as well as increased audience interaction.

The Next Five Years: AAPA and the PA Profession

PA volunteers and staff have spent many months planning AAPA’s next five years. Learn more about how members, Board of Directors and the Student Academy, and all PAs across the country can work together to see this 2025 vision come to life.