PA Caregivers Face Additional Anxiety, Stress During Pandemic

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.

10 Tips and Tricks to Save on Your PA School Budget

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.
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Virtual Challenge Bowl: Not to be Missed in 2021!

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.

PA Students Run Free Clinics in Florida

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.

PA Students Administer 425 COVID-19 Vaccines

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.

COVID-19 Fatigue is Real for Student Academy President

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.

Problem-Solving Philosophies PA Students Should Know

PA educator Kristopher Maday explains three problem-solving philosophies, how they each have their place in helping make differential diagnoses, and why the phrase “think horses, not zebras” will be useful – yes, seriously – to all PA students.

PA Students Participate in Community Service During Pandemic

AAPA’s Student Academy Service Committee encourages PA students to plan community service projects or to volunteer in their community. With the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was already tricky for PA students, but PA students still found time to give back to the communities.