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  • NCAPA Seeking Nominations

    The NCAPA Nominating Committee is soliciting candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee in 2017. Serving on the NCAPA Board is an important way to contribute to your profession and a wonderful leadership experience. North Carolina is often cited as a great state in which to practice as a PA. […]

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  • 10th Anniversary of The Stead Center!

    February 25, 2006, the doors to the Stead Center were open for the first time.  Read about the history here.

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  • NCMB Seeking Public Comment Regarding Controlled Substances

    NCMB is seeking public comment on draft rules for implementing a new state requirement that all prescribers of controlled substances obtain mandatory continuing medical education in prescribing these medications. Under the proposed rules, physician licensees would be required to earn three hours of Category 1 CME in controlled substances prescribing during each three-year CME cycle, […]

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  • 5 New PA Programs – and 2 of them in North Carolina!

    “On October 5, ARC-PA announced five new provisionally accredited PA programs. The total number of accredited entry-level PA programs has reached 200.” Read the full article here.

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  • New Legislation Ensures Robust Future for PAs

    Two pieces of legislation introduced before the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday byRep. Karen Bass (D-CA), a former physician assistant (PA) and PA educator, would ensure PA educational programs have the resources needed, expand educational opportunities for students wanting to become PAs, and increase quality health care for rural and medically underserved areas. While PAs […]

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  • NCAPA announces search for new Executive Director

      The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) announces a search for an Executive Director due to a planned retirement. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of this state chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  NCAPA is located in the Eugene A. Stead Center for Physician Assistants in […]

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  • PA Ranked Best Job in America

    Physician assistants have the best job in America right now based on the number of job openings, earning potential and career opportunities, according to career site Glassdoor.  Read the full article here.

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  • HB 724 Signed! PA to Have a Designated Seat on the NCMB

    Today the N.C. Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) praised the signing of House Bill 724, entitled “Amend Composition of N.C. Medical Board.” The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory on August 11, 2015, adds a seat designated for a Physician Assistant (PA) to the board. The previous version of the law […]

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  • Senate Unanimously Agrees to H724!

    This morning, the Senate chamber unanimously voted in favor of HB 724, Amend Composition of NC Medical Board. The bill will now head to the House for a final concurrence vote, before landing on the Governor’s desk for signature into law. North Carolina is officially one step closer to having a seat designated specifically for […]

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  • The Role of PAs Grow in a Changing Healthcare System

    USA News story, “EKGs, X-rays and heart procedures — the role of non-physicians grows” reports: Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are a fast-growing part of the medical marketplace, getting paid more often for procedures people generally associate with doctors, such as electrocardiograms, pelvic exams and even helping with heart bypasses, a USA TODAY analysis of […]

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