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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • The Stock Yards

    by Alexandra Godfrey, PA-C The following piece received a 2018 Section of Medical Humanities Writing Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).  The pieces considered for the award were chosen blindly, so the author was unknown at the time of reading. What the ACEP didn’t realize is that they chose the same author who […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Cameron Holman

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. This month’s member highlight is Cameron Holman, whom we met during an OTP Listening session in Wilmington. He is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University’s PA program. Cameron is a member of NCAPA because he wants “to […]

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  • NC Medical Board Honors 50 Years of the PA Profession

    The NCMB included a timeline of the PA profession, in honor of the 50th anniversary, in their most recent newsletter. Read the full article here.

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  • PAs Vote to Advance Profession to Meet Modern Healthcare Needs

    LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2017) — At the annual conference of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), members of its House of Delegates unanimously approved Optimal Team Practice, a new policy intended to enhance the ability of PAs to meet the needs of patients and ensure the future of the profession in a changing healthcare […]

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  • UW MEDEX Founder Dr. Richard A. Smith Honored

    “On January 1st, 2017, President Barack Obama honored Richard A. Smith, MD, a founding father of the Physician Assistant profession, for his many contributions in the areas of PA education, racial desegregation and global health.  Dr. Smith has devoted his lifetime to the cause of improving access to basic healthcare in urban, rural and underserved […]

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  • PA Ranked Best Job in America

    Physician assistants have the best job in America right now based on the number of job openings, earning potential and career opportunities, according to career site Glassdoor.  Read the full article here.

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  • The Role of PAs Grow in a Changing Healthcare System

    USA News story, “EKGs, X-rays and heart procedures — the role of non-physicians grows” reports: Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are a fast-growing part of the medical marketplace, getting paid more often for procedures people generally associate with doctors, such as electrocardiograms, pelvic exams and even helping with heart bypasses, a USA TODAY analysis of […]

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