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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Tonia Poteat, PHD, PA-C, MPH

    According to Tonia Poteat, PHD, PA-C, MPH, Pride Month “is an opportunity to reflect on the resistance and resilience of LGBTQ ancestors who fought for our freedom to be.” Dr. Poteat (she/her) grew up in a small town in central NC. She completed her undergrad at Yale, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Psychology, […]

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  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Charles Taylor Jensen, MS, MMS, PA-C

    According to Taylor Jensen, MS, MMS PA-C, Pride Month “serves to recognize the local, national, and international impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.” He shares: “The Stonewall uprising sparked the creation of changes in LGBTQ+ individuals’ lives. These protests not only affected political change, but also sparked a cultural […]

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  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Memory Dossenbach, PA-C

    According to Memory Dossenbach, PA-C, Pride Month provides “an opportunity to celebrate diversity- to celebrate love and acceptance of EVERYONE.” Memory Dossenbach (she/her) is from the small town of Siler City, NC. She attended Appalachian State University “a long time ago”, where she completed her undergrad and a Masters in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. […]

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  • Pride Month PA Highlight | John Cain, PA-C

    According to John Cain, PA-C, Pride Month means “acceptance, equality, love = love, and increased awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQIA community.” John (he, him, his) is from Buckhorn, Kentucky. He attended Centre College in Danville, KY, where he majored in Biology and graduated in 2000. After having completed graduate studies in public health, John […]

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  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | Wake Forest University

    by Cady Trvalik, PA-S, Wake Forest University The Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, in the Innovation Quarter neighborhood. The Wake Forest PA Program began in 1969 with a hallmark feature being the dynamic nature of the program’s small group-oriented curriculum, utilizing the Inquiry Based Learning model. The program is 24 […]

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  • Leading the Way | Joshua Smith, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Joshua Smith, PA-C, is the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee and the Conference Management Panel. He was born in Olney, Maryland but grew up in Charlotte and Lake Norman, North Carolina. Josh went to Wingate University, where he majored in Biology and graduated in 1994. After graduation, he […]

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  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | Campbell University

    by Beth Ehlers, PA-S, Campbell University The Campbell PA program is located in the Tracey F. Smith Hall of Nursing and Health Sciences The Physician Assistant Program at Campbell University began in 2011 with a program mission “built on the tenets of faith, learning and service, Campbell’s PA Program equips servant leaders to practice compassionate, […]

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  • Leading the Way | Meg Leddy, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Meg Leddy, PA-C, is the Chair of the NCAPA Health Committee. She grew up in Acton, Massachusetts, about 40 minutes outside of Boston. Meg attended the University of Vermont for undergrad, majoring in Nutritional Science with a minor in Athletic Training. She graduated in 1999 and became a Certified […]

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  • Leading the Way | Marc Katz, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Marc Katz, PA-C, has been involved with NCAPA leadership for over 40 years. He grew up on Long Island, New York and attended the City University of New York, Queens Campus, graduating with a degree in Biology in 1976 (the same year NCAPA was incorporated). With an interest in […]

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  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | Duke University

    by Katherine Bullock, PA-S, Duke University In 1965, Dr. Eugene A. Stead Jr. founded the first Physician Assistant (PA) program at Duke University. He hoped that PAs could meet the needs of the healthcare system, specifically addressing a shortage of providers to increase access to medical care. The first class, composed of four former Navy […]

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