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.
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.
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.
Lieutenant Junior Grade German S. Herrera, MPAS, PA-C, USPHS, had a love of science and a desire to help people. The United States Public Health Service – with its scholarship opportunities, benefits, and guaranteed job placement – was a perfect fit for him.
How can PA students be better supported during the challenges of PA school? Mental Health First Aid instructor and PA student Hwal Lee conducted research to find out. His study concluded that PA students could benefit from earlier mental health training.
Kristopher R. Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a committed and passionate PA educator. He shares what his own favorite professors have in common, and how he strives to make PA school educational and fun for his own students.
William Eisenhart, PA-S, had his master’s degree and a comfortable job. But on Sept. 11, 2001, he felt compelled to enlist in the military. Now, inspired by the professional medics he served with, he is enrolled in PA school and juggling his many commitments.