Starting PA school is challenging enough, but what about starting it during a pandemic? PA student Amelia Maurer completed her first year at Quinnipiac’s PA program under COVID-19 restrictions and reflects upon both the challenges and the unexpected opportunities.
Conference may look a little different this year, but that means it’s easier than ever for you to attend! Join us May 23 – 26 for AAPA 2021 (from wherever you may be!) and for these events developed specifically for PA students.
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.
Victoria Ho is a second-year PA student at Sacred Heart University in Stamford, Connecticut. Like many of her fellow students, Ho finds herself on a tight budget during PA school. She shares the financial tips and tricks that help her stick to a budget during PA school.
We can’t wait for this year’s Challenge Bowl, the must-attend PA student event of AAPA 2021! Get details on how you can register your team, participate in the regional qualifying events, and make it to the virtual stage on May 24.
Jasmine Turner, PA-C, was 18 months into her PA program when COVID-19 surged. She returned to shortened rotations and a delayed graduation. In the midst of uncertainty, Turner was awarded a Joyce Nichols Memorial Scholarship from the PA Foundation.
The University of Florida’s PA program offers students the opportunity to volunteer at the Equal Access Clinic Network, the largest student-run free clinic network in the state. Jasity Rush, PA-S, discusses collaboration, interprofessional exposure, and lasting impacts the clinics have on volunteers and patients alike.
Touro University Nevada PA students helped administer more than 400 COVID-19 vaccines during a January event. From the onset of the pandemic, students have been eager to help and community vaccination events give them the opportunity to do so.
Student Academy President Katie Ganser, a PA student at the University of Colorado, thought she’d be well-suited to a socially distanced, work-from-home life. COVID-19 proved her wrong. She’s found the pandemic exhausting, but looks hard for silver linings.