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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • NC PA Program Highlight | Wingate University

    by Delaney Brummer, PA-S The mission of the Wingate University Physician Assistant Program is “dedicated to developing educated, productive and ethical physician assistants to serve the healthcare needs of the community in which they practice.”   The inaugural class for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Wingate University matriculated in August 2008, and […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Molly Calabria

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our November I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Molly Calabria. Molly has been involved with NCAPA ever since she was a student in the Campbell University PA program in 2012. She currently lives in Fuquay Varina with her […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | 2019 PA of the Year, Carole Holt, PA-C

    Carole Holt, PA-C, has been named the 2019 NCAPA PA of the Year! The timing of the award couldn’t be better this year, as we find ourselves in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Carole spent many years treating individuals with breast cancer with great compassion and expert care. Carole just retired this year, […]

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  • NCAPA Election Results are in! | 2020 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

    Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent election to elect our 2020 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee members. The results are in! The elected are: President-Elect: Elyse Watkins, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA Treasurer: Ryan Vann, PA-C Directors at Large: Meg Beal, PA-C Molly Calabria, PA-C Alexandra Godfrey, PA-C Nominating Committee Member: Truett Smith, […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Methodist University

    by Jamaica Sykes, PA-S, Methodist University Longstanding History The Methodist University Physician Assistant Program (MUPAP) began as a Bachelor of Science program in 1996 with only 4 students. It is now a 27-month master’s program that enrolls 40 students per cohort. Since the graduation of our inaugural class in 1998, MUPAP has graduated more than […]

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  • Be Antibiotics Aware Campaign

    from Deborah Dolan, BS, Health Educator Surveillance for Healthcare Associated Resistant Pathogens Patient Safety (SHARPPS) Program, Be Antibiotics Aware Campaign Communicable Disease Branch, NC Division of Public Health The “Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care Campaign” is CDC’s national educational effort to improve antibiotic prescribing by healthcare providers, educate the public on appropriate use of […]

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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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