Peggy Walsh, Jonathan Baker, Jamie Sabo, Gregory Burns, Cooper Couch

Put Yourself Out There! Become a PA Student Leader

A PA and student panel at LAS in March shared opportunities for student leadership, including getting involved at a state chapter, applying to the AAPA Student Academy or a commission, or advocating for leadership roles at work. Their message: just put yourself out there!
Savannah Potter

PA Student Finds Opportunity to Help Respiratory Therapists

Savannah Potter, PA-S, was finishing up an internal medicine rotation at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York, when the COVID-19 surge began. She wanted to help in any way she could and has been able to assist respiratory therapists during the pandemic.
Barbara Quillin

How COVID-19 is Affecting Hardin-Simmons University’s PA Program

COVID-19 has affected not only how we live, but how we learn. Barbara Quillin, MPAS, PA-C, the director of clinical education and an assistant professor at Hardin-Simmons University PA program in Abilene, Texas, talked to AAPA about the quickly shifting academic landscape.
Joe Hwang taking a person's blood pressure

COVID-19 and PA Students: Joe Hwang Connects with His Cohort

Joe Hwang, PA-S, had only one clinical rotation left when his PA program moved to online-learning only. Amidst the uncertainty, Hwang organized a quiz-style competition for his cohort, wrote board review questions, and hosted online study sessions.
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Alphabet Soup: PA Profession Terms, Explained

You’ve made one big life decision: you’re going to be a PA. But what in the world is everyone talking about? We’ve created a cheat sheet for references, shorthand, abbreviations, and acronyms to help you join the conversation.
Molly deButts with shoe boxes

PA Program Organizes Fundraiser to Help Frontline Providers

Molly deButts and her fellow PA students wanted to help their future colleagues, so they partnered with a local running store, fundraised online, and donated 86 pairs of clogs to healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
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COVID-19 and PA Students: How the Pandemic Affected Me

Hunter Gibbs, a second-year PA student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham shared with AAPA how COVID-19 upended his clinical rotations, the uncertainty he and other students suddenly faced, and how he found a way to help.
Cooper Couch

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.