What’s It’s Like to be Furloughed During COVID-19

Urgent care PA Rachael Jarman reflects on what it feels like to be furloughed during COVID-19, a situation she never thought she would find herself in. After planning workflows and patient care before the surge, she found herself staying home until further notice.

AAPA 2020 Keynote Alex Sheen Shares His Journey of Keeping Promises

Feel like you’re missing out since AAPA 2020 was canceled in Nashville? You can still experience General Session keynote speaker Alex Sheen’s poignant story of founding because i said i would, a nonprofit focused on bettering humanity through making and keeping promises.

Research & Data Points

Research & Data Points Home AAPA Releases First National Survey of Physician Assistants on COVID-19 Crisis This survey shows the considerable contributions of PAs and the scale at which they have had to adapt to meet the needs of patients during the COVID-19 crisis. It is the first effort to quantify the experiences of these […]

Put Yourself Out There! Become a PA Student Leader

A PA and student panel at LAS in March shared opportunities for student leadership, including getting involved at a state chapter, applying to the AAPA Student Academy or a commission, or advocating for leadership roles at work. Their message: just put yourself out there!

PAs on the Front Lines: Sarah Chobot in Palliative Care

Sarah Chobot, MPAS, PA-C, works in palliative care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chobot and her colleagues rely on technology to make sure their patients and families can connect.

Student Academy Founder Jeff Heinrich Passes Away

AAPA’s first student president and founder of the official AAPA Student Academy, J. Jeffrey Heinrich, EdD, PA-C Emeritus, died on May 10 in Guilford, Connecticut. Heinrich was also co-founder of the PA History Society and recipient of many professional honors and awards.

PA Student Finds Opportunity to Help Respiratory Therapists

Savannah Potter, PA-S, was finishing up an internal medicine rotation at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York, when the COVID-19 surge began. She wanted to help in any way she could and has been able to assist respiratory therapists during the pandemic.

Behind the Scenes at Northwell Health as PAs Respond to COVID-19

Northwell Health in the New York City area has been at the epicenter of COVID-19 response. Nearly 10,000 patients have recovered within the health system’s facilities. Five PA leaders share how they redeployed staff, repurposed space, and created innovative practices.