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  • I Am NCAPA | Mark Belligan

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our June I Am NCAPA member highlight is Mark Belligan. Mark attended the Eastern Virginia Medical School Physician Assistant Program and has been a Fellow member of NCAPA since 2016. He specializes in Family Practice in is currently employed […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Wake Forest University

    by Carolyn Avila-Duran, PA-S, Wake Forest The Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is proud to celebrate 50 years of education! The mission of the Wake Forest PA Program is to produce highly capable, compassionate PAs who deliver patient-centered care, make significant contributions to the health care community and continually advance the PA […]

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  • 2019 NC MedAssist Luncheon Provides Food and Inspiration

    On Thursday, May 2, NCAPA PA members and staff joined medical professionals from across the state to attend the 2019 NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon in Raleigh. NC MedAssist is a Charlotte-based nonprofit that seeks to bridge the healthcare gap by providing free prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to low-income North Carolinians. The keynote speaker for the […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Kat Dancel

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our May I Am NCAPA member highlight is Kat Dancel, MPH, PA-C. Kat went to PA school at Campbell University and has been a member of NCAPA ever since. She specializes in Family Medicine in a clinic serving patients […]

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  • 2019 PA Day at the NC Legislature

    By Caroline Griswold, NCAPA Program Coordinator On April 10th, 34 practicing PAs and PA students, along with NCAPA staff, gathered at the Stead Center in Durham to prepare for the 4th Annual PA Day at the NC Legislature. The day started with a crash course on legislative advocacy, presented by NCAPA Executive Director Emily Adams […]

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  • Special Issue of NC Medical Journal on Newborn Screening

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) published North Carolina Medical Journal’s special January-February issue focused on newborn screening. The issue is devoted to the challenges that newborn screening will face and the opportunities newborn screening presents to advance the health of newborns.   […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Campbell University

    by Dawn McGuire, PA-S, Campbell University Campbell University’s Physician Assistant Program is a 24-month graduate degree program and matriculated its first class in 2013.  Centered on the core values of faith, learning and service, Campbell’s PA program prepares students to be compassionate, competent and professional health care providers. We are also proud to say that […]

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  • 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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  • 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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