Three current PA students, who are also single parents, share how they balance their school and home lives, how they prioritize their children’s and their own education, and how COVID-19 has impacted their routines this year.
As a child of the ‘80s, Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, grew up loving martial arts movies. Now, as a PA program director, the words of one of martial arts’ best teachers, Bruce Lee, resonate differently. Maday shares his favorite Lee quotes, and how they impact his own teaching philosophy.
Combating today’s opioid epidemic is not just about treating addiction. Prevention is the first step in ensuring patient safety and reducing our nation’s overdose death rate. The PA Foundation provides online resources to prevent prescription opioid misuse.
Student Academy President-elect Mariah Leroux, PA-S, finds inspiration in medicine, family, and serving her community. She shares her personal journey to the PA profession, her path to leadership, and her passion for diversity and representation.
In the second part of a series on memory and learning, PA educator Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, discusses cognition and cognitive load, and the important part they play in how you recall information from your long-term memory.
AAPA's new Student Academy President Katie Ganser is inspired by PA students’ emergence as leaders amid the COVID-19 crisis: volunteering, marching, advocating within individual PA programs, and using student passion for patient care to push the profession forward.
PA school is all about memory. So what is the science behind memory, and why do some memory strategies work better than others? Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, shares a three-tiered, information processing model to memory, and how PA students can use it to their benefit.
Cooper Couch ended his term as Student Academy president on June 30, amidst cancelled clinical rotations and virtual graduation ceremonies. In this high-stress environment, he reflects on the accomplishments of PA students around the country, and their resilience and adaptability.
The PA Foundation today announced the launch of a new scholarship to be awarded to Black PA students. The scholarship honors Joyce Nichols, the first woman and first Black woman to practice as a PA. A minimum of four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year.