How a Helicopter Crew Chief and Bioterrorism Expert Ended Up a PA

Johnnie Gilpen, PA-C, had a long and varied career by the time he was accepted to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center PA program in 2017. His unique career path led him to where he is today: an emergency medicine PA and an involved leader.
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6 Tips for Clinical Rotations

Congratulations – you’ve made it through anatomy and pharmacology and you’re ready to start clinical rotations. We know it can be intimidating, so we asked AAPA’s Student Academy Board of Directors to share their tips for making it through clinical rotations.
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10 AAPA Resources Faculty Advisors Should Know About

Paula Miksa, PA-C, is passionate about helping PA students become leaders. She takes every opportunity to empower and encourage PA students to consider leadership opportunities. A faculty advisor, she shares ten resources she’s found most helpful when guiding student leaders.
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Most Popular Apps for PAs

We asked AAPA’s early-career PAs and Student Academy about their favorite practice- or study-related apps. Fast, easy-to-use, and helpful apps came up again and again. Here are the apps we heard about most from our informal survey.
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Stay Up to Date on Student Academy Initiatives

PA student leaders across the nation are making an impact on the PA profession through their volunteer involvement in the Student Academy of AAPA. Cooper Couch, PA-S, president of AAPA’s Student Academy, shares highlights of the Student Academy’s ongoing work this year.
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What I Wish I’d Known Before Didactic Year

Knowing that the uncertainty of starting PA school can be overwhelming, we asked AAPA’s Student Academy Board of Directors to share their tips for surviving the didactic year of PA school. They made it through – so can you!
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22 PA Students Elected to AAPA’s House of Delegates

Last month, the Student Academy Board of Directors elected 22 student delegates to join Kaci Hardsock, the chief delegate, on the floor at the 2020 AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
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PA Students: Start Your Own Ultrasound Interest Section

The use of point-of-care ultrasound is on the rise, and PA students should develop technical skills during PA school. Sammy-Jo Wright, a PA student at Yale, shares five tips to help you set up a Student Ultrasound Interest Section (SUIS).