Michael Powe: Honoring 32 Years of Service

After over three decades with AAPA, Michael Powe, Vice President of Reimbursement and Professional Advocacy, has announced his retirement and is named an honorary PA. In his honor, AAPA has created the Michael Powe Leadership and Advocacy Scholarship for future PA leaders.

PA Student Isaac Esene Leads GoodWorks, a Nonprofit that Teaches Bystander Awareness to the Next Generation

After losing peers to violent situations in high school, PA student Isaac Esene founded GoodWorks, a nonprofit that teaches young people CPR, Stop the Bleed techniques, and other skills related to bystander response. His goal is to provide the next generation with the knowledge they need to respond in the event of violence or medical emergencies—and potentially save lives.

Minority-Focused Shadowing Program Aims to Boost PA Diversity

Infectious disease PA Jina Saltzman noticed a lack of diversity in the PA profession over her nearly 20-year career and decided to do something to help. With a grant from the University of Chicago Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, she started the program Empowering Minority Pre-PA Students Through Healthcare Shadowing.

Three PA Students Traveled 7,800 Miles for Their Pediatric Clinical Rotation in Africa

PA students Katie Holliday, Elijah Netjes, and Sydney Smith jumped at the opportunity to serve their clinical rotation abroad and traveled to Point of Grace Academy, a boarding school that houses approximately 800 students near Kisumu, Kenya. There, they immersed themselves in the culture, treated hundreds of community members of all ages, taught a class, and had an unforgettable experience.

2023 PA Student of the Year Advocates for Change

As a first-generation, non-traditional PA student at Canisius College, AAPA’s 2023 PA Student of the Year, Deepthi Krishna, is committed to advocating for her fellow students. Through her role as a student leader, she conducts outreach and provides resources for students who need support.