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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Help NCAPA Shape our Educational Offerings

    NCAPA is considering offering hands-on, clinical skills workshops at the Eugene A. Stead Center for Physician Assistants, in Durham, NC.  Please take the brief survey below to let us know what topics would be most useful to you.  We are also considering offering professional development seminars on non-clinical topics such as contract negotiation, and networking […]

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  • Celebrating PA Week

    by Karen J. Hills MS, PA-C I love PA Week. There is such a sense of excitement and pride as the profession acknowledges the past, celebrates the present, and looks to our future. My first week in physician assistant (PA) education culminated in a Duke University PA Day celebration. I still remember these festivities 13 years […]

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  • PAs, Students featured on NBC’s Today Show

    Around 300 PAs and PA students gathered at the “Today” show plaza in New York City on Oct. 7 for the fourth annual PAs on the Plaza event.  Read the full story here.

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  • Why America Loves PAs

    News from PA Professional At a time when quality medical providers are needed in every American community, the PA profession is growing faster than ever before.  The 100,000-plus nationally certified and licensed PAs in the U.S. are providing just what a thriving healthcare system demands – qualified healthcare professionals offering quality patient care to the […]

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  • October 6, 1967

    On October 6, 1967, the first Physician Assistants (PAs) graduated from Duke University. The first PAs originally served as corpsmen and medics during the Vietnam War.  During their military tours of duty, they received significant medical training.  Once their military obligations were completed, they were unable to utilize their skill sets in the civilian sector. […]

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  • Happy PA Week!!

    PAs and PA students share why they love being a PA, and medical experts talk about why PAs matter. – See more here. 

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  • The Physician Assistant Will See You

    An interesting article in the New York Times.  Duke students in the photo!

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  • 10 Reasons to See a Physician Assistant

    PAs are nearly everywhere you go for healthcare.  Read the whole story in the US News & World Report.

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  • Important Announcements from NCAPA

    General Membership Meeting As usual, NCAPA will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting in conjunction with the NCAPA Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach. The meeting is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 18, in the Kensington Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel at the Kingston Plantation. NCAPA is sending you written status reports in advance […]

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  • Court Rulings Re: ACA

    US Court Rulings Create New Uncertainty Over Obamacare.  Read full story from Reuters  

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