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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • I Am NCAPA | Kat Dancel

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our May I Am NCAPA member highlight is Kat Dancel, MPH, PA-C. Kat went to PA school at Campbell University and has been a member of NCAPA ever since. She specializes in Family Medicine in a clinic serving patients […]

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  • NCAPA Updated Privacy Policy

    NCAPA cares about your personal information and how that information is used. We have always treated your information in a secure manner with respect to your privacy, but we know many of you may have concerns as things change rapidly in the current digital age. With that in mind, we revisited our Privacy Policy and […]

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  • 2019 PA Day at the NC Legislature

    By Caroline Griswold, NCAPA Program Coordinator On April 10th, 34 practicing PAs and PA students, along with NCAPA staff, gathered at the Stead Center in Durham to prepare for the 4th Annual PA Day at the NC Legislature. The day started with a crash course on legislative advocacy, presented by NCAPA Executive Director Emily Adams […]

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  • Special Issue of NC Medical Journal on Newborn Screening

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) published North Carolina Medical Journal’s special January-February issue focused on newborn screening. The issue is devoted to the challenges that newborn screening will face and the opportunities newborn screening presents to advance the health of newborns.   […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Campbell University

    by Dawn McGuire, PA-S, Campbell University Campbell University’s Physician Assistant Program is a 24-month graduate degree program and matriculated its first class in 2013.  Centered on the core values of faith, learning and service, Campbell’s PA program prepares students to be compassionate, competent and professional health care providers. We are also proud to say that […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Rebecca McGowan

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our April I Am NCAPA member highlight is Rebecca McGowan. Rebecca went to PA school in New York, at Bayley Seton Hospital. The Bayley Seton program became the St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center program, which has now become […]

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  • NCAPA Endowment Student Grants Available

    Now is the time! The NCAPA Endowment offers one grant to one student from each PA program in North Carolina each year. The grants can be used in anyway the student sees fit, to help offset some of the costs of PA school. The grants are available only to NCAPA student members who will be […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Sam Aloian

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our March I Am NCAPA member highlight is Sam Aloian. Sam is a graduate of the Duke University PA program. He currently specializes in Psychiatry and has recently been selected as the NCAPA liaison to the NC Physician’s Health […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Duke University

    by Kiarash P. Rahmanian, MPH, PA-S, Duke University The Duke University Physician Assistant Program is a 24-month long program and the birthplace of the PA profession, beginning in 1965 under the leadership of Dr. Eugene Stead. The first class of three PAs, Victor Germino, Kenneth Ferrell and Richard Scheele, graduated from Duke University on October 6th, 1967. Today, the Duke PA class […]

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  • Special Olympics Seeks PA Volunteers

    from Kathy Hughes Langfield, Special Olympics Volunteer Engagement Director Warren County, NC, has a severe lack of Medical professionals which disproportionately impacts individuals with intellectual disabilities or those who are economically disadvantaged.  Many Special Olympics potential athletes are not able to get physicals in order to train and participate in Special Olympics programs, so the Warren County […]

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