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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • I Am NCAPA | Amy Thompson

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our August I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Amy Thompson. Amy has been a member of NCAPA since 2000. She currently works for WakeMed, specializes in Cardiology. Amy is a true team player, stating “I love caring for patients […]

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  • North Carolina AHEC Provides Practice Support

    NC AHEC Practice Support provides free on-site assistance to any PA or practice that needs help with: Quality improvement (PCMH, MACRA, MIPS, QPP, etc.); EMR evaluation/optimization/selection; Workflow redesign; Practice needs assessments; Medicaid managed care transformation; NC Health Connex education; EHR data retrieval and analytics, and Continuing professional development. See an overview of the NC AHEC […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | East Carolina University

    by Carolina Anzola-Riegel, PA-S East Carolina University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies was accredited over 20 years ago and is one of only two public PA programs in North Carolina. ECU’s PA program provides each student with affordable, high quality education that becomes the foundation on which future PAs build careers of service. The program’s […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Jessica Grice

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our July I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Jessica Grice. Jessica is a graduate of the Wake Forest University PA program and currently lives in Huntersville, NC. She specializes in clinical research and is employed by Rose Research Center, […]

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  • Results of HOD Election

    The results of the AAPA House of Delegates election are in! The following PAs will be representing North Carolina at the AAPA HOD in 2019-2021: Gail Curtis Alisha DeTroye Jeff Katz Marc Katz Sue Reich Samantha Rogers Joshua Smith Truett Smith April Stouder Extra Delegates: Molly Calabria Linda Sekhon Congratulations to you all!

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | UNC-Chapel Hill

    by Joey McCracken, PA-S, UNC-Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program is an intensive 24 month program located in the heart of North Carolina. From the very beginning, UNC-PA has had a mission to promote high-quality, accessible, patient-centered health care for the people of North Carolina and the nation […]

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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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  • Campbell PA Program Seeks Volunteers | 5th Annual Mock Mass Casualty Incident

    The Campbell University PA Program is holding its 5th annual mock Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) at the Campbell University Campus in Buies Creek on Saturday, June 8th. The event brings CUPA together with the local community and other medical profession programs at Campbell to provide training and experience in handling a mass catastrophe. The Campbell […]

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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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