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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • NC PA Program Highlight | Gardner-Webb University

    by Jacqueline Moreda, PA-S, Gardner-Webb University Class of 2020 Gardner-Webb PA Students and faculty offering blood pressure screenings at a nearby soup kitchen. Gardner-Webb University’s Physician Assistant Program matriculated its first cohort in January of 2013 and recently welcomed its 6th cohort. Gardner-Webb’s most recent class, the class of 2018, had a 100% first-time PANCE […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Laura Orsban

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our February I Am NCAPA member highlight is Laura Orsban. Laura is a graduate of Bowman Gray, aka the Wake Forest University PA program. She currently specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and works at Novant Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Jasmine Gosnell

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Jasmine Morgan Gosnell as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the Lenoir-Rhyne University PA Program. Prior to PA school, Ms. Gosnell attended the University of Virginia where she competed on the equestrian and polo teams. She also competed in international croquet!  After college, her passion grew into providing service […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Jacob Cimolino

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Jacob Cimolino as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Thomas Benjamin Houck student scholarship recipient from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA program. Before entering PA school, Jacob (aka Jake) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colorado Mesa University.  He majored in Exercise Science and minored in Chemistry while also playing collegiate […]

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  • NCAPA Seeks Program Coordinator

    NCAPA is seeking a Program Coordinator to join a vibrant staff with offices located at the Stead Center in Durham, NC. Come join the one organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the rights of all PAs in North Carolina! Read about the position and apply here.

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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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