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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 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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  • Medicaid Agreement Derailed

    Read more under “Policy and Prose” at http://cqrcengage.com/ncapa/.

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  • Demand for NPs and PAs up by 300 Percent

    Demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners rose by more than 300 percent in the last three years, according to national healthcare search firm Merritt Hawkins. – Read the full story here.

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  • National Clinical Guideline Updates | 2014

    Several national clinical guidelines have changed in the past year concerning Adult Immunizations, Cholesterol Guidelines and Cardiovascular Risk, Diabetes, and High Blook Pressure.  Read the updates provided by NC Health Smart here.  

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  • VIDEO – NCAPA CME: Learn more about our Advanced EM Workshop in Myrtle Beach

    Watch this video to learn more about our Advanced EM workshop in Myrtle Beach.  This workshop is approved for 8 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME and takes place on Wednesday, August 20 & Thursday, August 21, 2014.  To register for the workshop or the conference, click here.

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