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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • PA Day at the NC Legislature Success!

    PA Day at the NC Legislature is always a highlight of my year as a PA in North Carolina, but 2018’s adventure on May 30th was the best yet. Rain was in the forecast, but it held off as we convened in downtown Raleigh. There were some familiar faces in attendance and then some Campbell […]

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  • Deadline for NCAPA BOD Nominations

    The NCAPA Nominating Committee is currently soliciting candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Serving on the NCAPA Board is an important way to contribute to your profession and a wonderful leadership experience. North Carolina became a great state in which to practice as a PA through the vision, leadership, and volunteer […]

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  • Reflections of a PA | Mountain Medicine

    by Alexandra Godfrey, PA-C Guatemalan Village The child lies across her mother’s lap. Her eyes are hollow, and I hear the rattle of her breathing. She’s tachypneic, tachycardic, and febrile. Her right lung wheezes and crackles, and her tongue sticks to the roof of her mouth. Her name is Elisa. She is four years old. […]

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  • New PA Program Leadership at Duke University

    Jacqueline Barnett Named Director of Duke Physician Assistant Program Jacqueline S. Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, associate professor of community and family medicine, has been named program director, Duke Physician Assistant Program, effective June 1, 2018. Barnett has served as associate program director since late 2015. The decision was made after a national search conducted by an internal […]

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  • NCAPA Responds to the DMA’s Request for Input

    by Sarah Wolfe, Assistant Vice-President, McGuire Woods Consulting  Last month, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) reached out to stakeholder groups, requesting input on various clinical coverage policies. State law requires that the Department consult with and seek advice from the NC Physician Advisory Group and other […]

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  • Optimal Team Practice Position Statement

    Read about NCAPA’s position on Optimal Team Practice here, with links to express your interest in a Listening Session and FAQs.

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  • 2018 Posters Available to View

    Read about the posters presented in the 2018 Poster Session here.

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  • Legislative Update: MAT Waiver

    Legislative Updates: Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver by Sarah Wolfe, Assistant Vice-President, McGuire Woods Consulting  At this month’s North Carolina Medical Board meeting, NCAPA requested that the Physician Assistant Advisory Meeting (PAAM) review the supervising physician requirement for PAs who have acquired the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which […]

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  • Open PA Seat on the NCMB

    The seat on the North Carolina Medical Board designated for a PA will be coming up for appointment this Fall.  Applicants must meet the following: Hold an active license or approval to perform medical acts, tasks, and functions in North Carolina. Have an active clinical or teaching practice. For purposes of this subdivision, the term […]

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  • PA Foundation Announces First Cohort Mental Health Outreach Fellows

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 15, 2018) – Today the PA (Physician Assistant) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), announced the 16 recipients of the inaugural Mental Health Outreach Fellowship. The Mental Health Outreach Fellowship taps into the established and growing community outreach program developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health – the Mental Health […]

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