PA Students: Want to be a Leader? Start Leading at AAPA!

Regardless of where you are in your journey to becoming a PA, Student Academy Board of Directors President Cooper Couch, PA-S, encourages you to develop your leadership skills and advocate for the PA profession. He suggests 11 ways you can get involved.
2019-2020 Student Academy Board of Directors

How to Study During PA School

Feeling overwhelmed by classes and exams? You aren’t alone. PA school is intense and stressful, and it takes some time to acclimate to the fast pace. AAPA’s Student Academy members offers their most helpful study tips so you can tackle your exams successfully.

It’s Not Just You: The Pressures of PA School

Anisa Laska, a PA student at the University of Florida, shares how daunting PA school was for her at the beginning, and how she dealt with the stress. Her solutions include discipline, planning ahead, and prioritizing herself.

How Receiving a PA Foundation Scholarship Helped Me

The PA Foundation has awarded over $2.3 million in scholarship funding to PA students, benefitting more than 1,400 future PAs. We asked several 2019 scholarship recipients to share what receiving a scholarship from the Foundation meant to them.

PA Student Tips for Challenge Bowl and AAPA 2020

Are you ready for 2020’s AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl? It’s a high-energy medical game show where your PA program can win ultimate bragging rights. We want all PA students to be prepared for the Challenge Bowl stage at AAPA 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee!

PA Practices Mountain Medicine in Nepal

Outdoor enthusiast Mike Gumpert, PA-C, jumped at the chance to take a high-altitude medicine course during PA school. He describes his experience in Nepal and how he will continue to pursue career opportunities related to wilderness medicine.

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.