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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Elon University

    by Larry McCauley, PA-S, Elon University Elon University’s 24-month, full-time PA program prepares graduates to think critically and act skillfully to meet expanding health care needs in local and global communities. Students immerse themselves in a curriculum structured around active learning strategies through collaborative work with Elon’s faculty, scholars, and practitioners in the field. Students […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Mylinda Worthy

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Since 1976, NCAPA has been advocating for and strengthening PA practice rights in North Carolina. We couldn’t do much of this without our dedicated PA members. But, you may not realize, we also have a large segment of […]

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  • Medicaid Managed Care Tools and Resources

    The Department of Health and Human Services has created some tools and resources to transition Medicaid providers, and to help patients who are moving to Medicaid Managed Care: New Provider Playbook. DHHS has launched an online “Provider Playbook” to ensure you have at your fingertips the latest information on managed care, including communications and materials […]

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  • 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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  • I Am NCAPA | Amy Thompson

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our August I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Amy Thompson. Amy has been a member of NCAPA since 2000. She currently works for WakeMed, specializes in Cardiology. Amy is a true team player, stating “I love caring for patients […]

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  • North Carolina AHEC Provides Practice Support

    NC AHEC Practice Support provides free on-site assistance to any PA or practice that needs help with: Quality improvement (PCMH, MACRA, MIPS, QPP, etc.); EMR evaluation/optimization/selection; Workflow redesign; Practice needs assessments; Medicaid managed care transformation; NC Health Connex education; EHR data retrieval and analytics, and Continuing professional development. See an overview of the NC AHEC […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | East Carolina University

    by Carolina Anzola-Riegel, PA-S East Carolina University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies was accredited over 20 years ago and is one of only two public PA programs in North Carolina. ECU’s PA program provides each student with affordable, high quality education that becomes the foundation on which future PAs build careers of service. The program’s […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Jessica Grice

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our July I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Jessica Grice. Jessica is a graduate of the Wake Forest University PA program and currently lives in Huntersville, NC. She specializes in clinical research and is employed by Rose Research Center, […]

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  • Results of HOD Election

    The results of the AAPA House of Delegates election are in! The following PAs will be representing North Carolina at the AAPA HOD in 2019-2021: Gail Curtis Alisha DeTroye Jeff Katz Marc Katz Sue Reich Samantha Rogers Joshua Smith Truett Smith April Stouder Extra Delegates: Molly Calabria Linda Sekhon Congratulations to you all!

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | UNC-Chapel Hill

    by Joey McCracken, PA-S, UNC-Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program is an intensive 24 month program located in the heart of North Carolina. From the very beginning, UNC-PA has had a mission to promote high-quality, accessible, patient-centered health care for the people of North Carolina and the nation […]

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