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.
The PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AAPA, is pleased to announce the launch of the Joyce Nichols Memorial Scholarship. A groundbreaker in the PA profession, PA Nichols, who passed away in 2012, was the first woman and the first Black woman to practice as a PA.
Kristopher Maday, a PA program director in Tennessee, addresses some difficult truths that PA students should consider in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares his tips for both current and prospective students, as well as his own faculty perspective.
Melissa Elist, a second-year PA student, found it challenging to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19. She realized that prioritizing her mental health was an important aspect of getting through a global pandemic and shares five tips for other PA students.
When PA student Sunayana Pydah left Virginia for California on the way to her ninth rotation, she expected to come back. But her trip coincided with the first spikes of COVID-19 throughout the country. She shares what she experienced during the past few months.
The University of Utah PA Program is committed to inclusivity. It has enriched its curriculum and provided quality education to hundreds of PAs, including those from under-represented minority (URM) communities.
When Diana Anderson, PA-C, graduated from her PA program, she landed an exciting job in urgent care. But her first months of practice were filled with unexpected events. She candidly shares the ups and downs of her first year as a PA.
A registered respiratory therapist, PA student Dustin Norman felt compelled to help the Pacific Northwest’s COVID-19 response. For the past eight weeks, he has been studying full time and working 12-hour weekend shifts at the hospital.
For PA student Shannon Watson, adapting to an emergency situation is no new feat. She shares how the California wildfires of 2018 prepared her to better adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how she’s finding ways to help as a student.