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The Pulse

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  • NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Tricia Tiu

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Tricia Tiu as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the UNC-Chapel Hill PA Program. Prior to PA school, Tricia earned a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University, while also completing an internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a clinical research assistant. She then worked for eight […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Lenoir-Rhyne University

    by Erin Diggs, PA-S, Lenoir-Rhyne University Class of 2020 Lenoir-Rhyne University’s inaugural PA program class of 2018 The Lenoir-Rhyne University Physician Assistant Program is a 27-month long program which began in January 2016. The first cohort of 29 students obtained a 100% pass rate on their first time taking the PANCE after graduation in May 2018. The […]

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  • NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Isaac Waalen

    Congratulations to Isaac Waalen as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the Wingate University PA Program. Prior to PA school, Mr. Waalen graduated from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, while actively participating in widespread service, volunteer, and leadership efforts on his campus. During PA school, he served as his program’s delegate to the Assembly […]

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  • Medicaid Reimbursement Increase

    On January 1, the NC Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state plans to amend Medicaid to raise the rates for Evaluation and Management procedure codes for ACA defined primary care practitioners including PAs. The public notice can be found here.

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  • NCAPA Seeking House of Delegates Nominations

    by NCAPA Nominating Committee Nominations are now open for candidates seeking to be the NCAPA representatives to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 2020 and 2021 House of Delegates (HOD). The AAPA HOD is the representative governance body for the national professional organization. It is comprised of delegates who represent chapters and other constituent […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Kenneth Blanton

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Happy New Year! January’s I Am NCAPA member highlight is Kenneth Blanton. Kenneth is a graduate of Bowman Gray, also known as the Wake Forest University PA program. He has been a member since 2009 and currently lives […]

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  • PAPA Board of Directors Election Results

    The Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants is pleased to announce the following PAs have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors during 2019:   President: John Cain Vice President: Elyse Watkins Treasurer: Brandon Blank Secretary: Jill Connor Director at Large (2 Year Term Ending in 12/2020): Frank Caruso Director at Large (2 Year […]

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  • Duke University Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship

    Duke Health’s Primary Care Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program, administered by the Duke Physician Assistant Program, offers clinician educators a unique opportunity to learn from expert faculty at one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. The goal of the program is to equip preceptors to become effective clinician educators who can develop and implement curricula […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Frank Stooksbury

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Frank Stooksbury as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the Campbell University PA Program. Prior to PA school, Frank served on active duty in the US Air Force while simultaneously working on his bachelor’s degree. After separating from the military, he worked as a radiological technologist and ultimately […]

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  • Stop Smoking in the New Year | QuitlineNC

    from the NC Department of Health and Human Services With the holiday season gearing up, now is a good time for people who use tobacco to make a plan to quit and give the gift of health to themselves and their loved ones. Quitting smoking isn’t easy. Choosing a tobacco cessation program to help you […]

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