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.
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 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.
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.
PAs in Utah are celebrating the enactment of landmark PA modernization legislation in the state that will now allow PAs to practice without physician supervision. Senate Bill 27 enacts a number of improvements to PA practice in Utah.
Many significant policy changes to PA practice occurred over the past year. AAPA is providing updated information about those changes in the 2021 edition of the Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement, now available for purchase.
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.
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.
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.