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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • NC PA Program Highlight | High Point University

    by Dakota Griffin, PA-S, High Point University High point Mayor visits HPU to declare National PA Day ordinance.  Preparing Students for Healthcare of the Future High Point University’s PA program was founded in 2014 under the leadership of Linda Sekhon, DHSc, PA-C. The program is one of the newer PA educational programs in North Carolina, […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Wake Forest University

    by Carolyn Avila-Duran, PA-S, Wake Forest The Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is proud to celebrate 50 years of education! The mission of the Wake Forest PA Program is to produce highly capable, compassionate PAs who deliver patient-centered care, make significant contributions to the health care community and continually advance the PA […]

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  • Campbell PA Program Seeks Volunteers | 5th Annual Mock Mass Casualty Incident

    The Campbell University PA Program is holding its 5th annual mock Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) at the Campbell University Campus in Buies Creek on Saturday, June 8th. The event brings CUPA together with the local community and other medical profession programs at Campbell to provide training and experience in handling a mass catastrophe. The Campbell […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Campbell University

    by Dawn McGuire, PA-S, Campbell University Campbell University’s Physician Assistant Program is a 24-month graduate degree program and matriculated its first class in 2013.  Centered on the core values of faith, learning and service, Campbell’s PA program prepares students to be compassionate, competent and professional health care providers. We are also proud to say that […]

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  • NCAPA Endowment Student Grants Available

    Now is the time! The NCAPA Endowment offers one grant to one student from each PA program in North Carolina each year. The grants can be used in anyway the student sees fit, to help offset some of the costs of PA school. The grants are available only to NCAPA student members who will be […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Duke University

    by Kiarash P. Rahmanian, MPH, PA-S, Duke University The Duke University Physician Assistant Program is a 24-month long program and the birthplace of the PA profession, beginning in 1965 under the leadership of Dr. Eugene Stead. The first class of three PAs, Victor Germino, Kenneth Ferrell and Richard Scheele, graduated from Duke University on October 6th, 1967. Today, the Duke PA class […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Jacob Cimolino

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Jacob Cimolino as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Thomas Benjamin Houck student scholarship recipient from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA program. Before entering PA school, Jacob (aka Jake) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colorado Mesa University.  He majored in Exercise Science and minored in Chemistry while also playing collegiate […]

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  • NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Tricia Tiu

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Tricia Tiu as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the UNC-Chapel Hill PA Program. Prior to PA school, Tricia earned a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University, while also completing an internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a clinical research assistant. She then worked for eight […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Lenoir-Rhyne University

    by Erin Diggs, PA-S, Lenoir-Rhyne University Class of 2020 Lenoir-Rhyne University’s inaugural PA program class of 2018 The Lenoir-Rhyne University Physician Assistant Program is a 27-month long program which began in January 2016. The first cohort of 29 students obtained a 100% pass rate on their first time taking the PANCE after graduation in May 2018. The […]

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  • NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Isaac Waalen

    Congratulations to Isaac Waalen as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the Wingate University PA Program. Prior to PA school, Mr. Waalen graduated from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, while actively participating in widespread service, volunteer, and leadership efforts on his campus. During PA school, he served as his program’s delegate to the Assembly […]

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