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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 2021 NC PA Program Update | Gardner-Webb University

    by Kaitlin Wilson, PA-S, Gardner-Webb University The Gardner-Webb University PA Studies Program is a 28-month master’s program with 16 months in the didactic phase (classroom, small groups, and lab) followed by 12 months in the clinical phase (supervised clinical practice experiences or SCPEs). The didactic curriculum uses a traditional classroom setting augmented with problem and […]

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  • Leading the Way | Brian Peacock, PA-C, MMS

    North Carolina PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Brian Peacock, PA-C, MMS, is the Program Director at the Wake Forest School of Medicine PA program. He was born in Boone, North Carolina, which he will always consider home. Brian attended NC State University, where he earned a Bachelor of […]

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  • PAPA Announces 2021 Board of Directors

    The Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants (PAPA) is pleased to announce the following PAs have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors during 2021: President: John Cain Vice President: Allie Thompson Treasurer: Brandon Blank Secretary: Carrie Hall Merritt Director at Large (2 Year Term Ending in 12/2022): Frank Caruso Director at Large (2 […]

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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) 2022 and 2023 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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  • Leading the Way | Aleece Fosnight

    North Carolina PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Aleece Fosnight, MSPAS, PA-C, CSCS, CSE, NCMP was born in Medina, Ohio. Her family moved to Brevard, North Carolina when she was nine years old, making North Carolina “home.” Aleece attended PA school at the University of Kentucky, graduating in 2011. […]

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  • 2020 NC PA Program Update | Wingate University

    by Caity Serva, PA-S, Wingate University Wingate University is located in the town of Wingate, North Carolina, and has a satellite campus in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The Hendersonville campus uses synchronous learning to connect live with lecturers on the main campus. The Wingate Physician Assistant program began in 2008 and expanded to the Hendersonville campus […]

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  • Leading the Way | Katharine Kovacs, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Katharine Kovacs was born and raised in Connecticut, moving to Pennsylvania during her senior year in high school. She planned to attend college at the University of Connecticut but her parents encouraged her to explore schools in Pennsylvania as well. While […]

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  • 4th Annual PAPA Fights Hunger Initiative a Great Success

    Through generous online and cash donations from members of the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants (PAPA), and in collaboration with food drives held by the PA Programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and High Point University during PA Week, the 4th Annual PAPA Fights Hunger community service initiative exceeded their goal of providing […]

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  • Leading the Way | Paul Hendrix, PA-C

    by Joshua Smith, PA-C, NCAPA Continuing Education Committee Chair This year, after over 40 years of service to NCAPA, Paul Hendrix has announced his decision to retire from his role as the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee and the Conference Management Panel, a position he has held for the last 44 years. His retirement […]

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  • 2020 NC PA Program Update | Methodist University

    by Eric Rutland, PA-S, Methodist University Methodist University Physician Assistant Program | https://youtu.be/RqN2KuNbXmU Program History The Methodist University Physician Assistant Program (MUPAP) was established in 1996 as a Bachelor of Science program. Throughout the years, the program has grown into a 27-month Master of Physician Assistant Studies program with 40 enrolled students in each cohort. […]

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