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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • I Am NCAPA | Rebecca McGowan

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our April I Am NCAPA member highlight is Rebecca McGowan. Rebecca went to PA school in New York, at Bayley Seton Hospital. The Bayley Seton program became the St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center program, which has now become […]

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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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  • I Am NCAPA | Sam Aloian

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our March I Am NCAPA member highlight is Sam Aloian. Sam is a graduate of the Duke University PA program. He currently specializes in Psychiatry and has recently been selected as the NCAPA liaison to the NC Physician’s Health […]

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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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  • Special Olympics Seeks PA Volunteers

    from Kathy Hughes Langfield, Special Olympics Volunteer Engagement Director Warren County, NC, has a severe lack of Medical professionals which disproportionately impacts individuals with intellectual disabilities or those who are economically disadvantaged.  Many Special Olympics potential athletes are not able to get physicals in order to train and participate in Special Olympics programs, so the Warren County […]

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  • AppAPA and PAPA Present Spring Symposium

    The Appalachian Association of Physician Assistants (AppAPA) and the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants(PAPA) are collaborating to host a Spring CME Symposium, on Saturday, April 6th, from 8 AM to 12:30 PM, at Appalachian State University in Boone.  This is a free 4-hour CME (credit pending) event for PAs, NPs and PA students with PA […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Rebecca Stolorena

        The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Rebecca Stolorena as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Grant recipient from the Gardner-Webb University PA Program. Prior to PA school, Rebecca attended the University of Georgia, earning a BS in Biology and Psychology. She was a proficient researcher in areas such as infectious disease and cystic fibrosis. Rebecca volunteered […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Gardner-Webb University

    by Jacqueline Moreda, PA-S, Gardner-Webb University Class of 2020 Gardner-Webb PA Students and faculty offering blood pressure screenings at a nearby soup kitchen. Gardner-Webb University’s Physician Assistant Program matriculated its first cohort in January of 2013 and recently welcomed its 6th cohort. Gardner-Webb’s most recent class, the class of 2018, had a 100% first-time PANCE […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Laura Orsban

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our February I Am NCAPA member highlight is Laura Orsban. Laura is a graduate of Bowman Gray, aka the Wake Forest University PA program. She currently specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and works at Novant Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Jasmine Gosnell

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Jasmine Morgan Gosnell as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the Lenoir-Rhyne University PA Program. Prior to PA school, Ms. Gosnell attended the University of Virginia where she competed on the equestrian and polo teams. She also competed in international croquet!  After college, her passion grew into providing service […]

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