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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Leading the Way | Christina Perry, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way for future PAs through education. Christina Perry, DHSc., MPAS, PA-C, is the Program Director of the Physician Assistant Studies program at Methodist University. She was born in Hope Mills, NC and attended college at Methodist University. During her freshman year, Christina met many PAs and NPs when her mother was […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Update | East Carolina University

    by Zana Devlin, PA-S, ECU ECU’s Allied Health Campus East Carolina University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, accredited over 20 years ago, 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 […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Update | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    by Elise Kidder, PA-S, UNC-Chapel Hill The second year students partook in a Public Health Elective where they learned about the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of COVID 19. Additionally, they were able to deliver much needed COVID-19 vaccines to the local community. In January of 2016, the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

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  • Leading the Way | Kim Stokes, DMSc, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way for future PAs through education. Kim Stokes, DMSc, PA-C, is the Director of the Physician Assistant Studies program at Elon University. A native of Ashe County in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, Kim attended undergrad at Lenoir Rhyne University where she majored in Biology and graduated in 1999. […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Update | Wake Forest University

    By Savannah Fusaro, PA-S, Wake Forest University   The Wake Forest PA Program was established in 1969 and is currently ranked #7 in the country. The curriculum features a unique style of inquiry-based learning (IBL) which has proven to be extremely effective as evidenced by PANCE pass rates above the national average at 99%. The […]

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  • Leading the Way | James Johnson, III, DMSc, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way for future PAs through education. James Johnson, III, DMSc, PA-C, is the Chair & Program Director of the Physician Assistant Studies program at High Point University. Born in Winston-Salem, James attended undergrad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1994 with a double major in […]

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  • Scam Alert | Callers Posing as NCMB

    We recently received notice from one of our members regarding a scam perpetrated by someone posing as the NC Medical Board. We wanted to share his story below: Fellow PAs, I had someone try to scam me yesterday.  They called on my personal cell phone, stating they are from the NC Medical Board (caller ID […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Update | Campbell University

    by Rita Fontaine, PA-S1, NCAPA Student Representative, Campbell University In 2011, Campbell University added the Masters of Physician Assistant Practice to their already robust list of Health Sciences programs. With a program mission that was “built on the tenets of faith, learning and service, Campbell’s PA Program prepares servant-leaders to practice compassionate, competent, team-based health […]

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  • Leading the Way | Alan Gindoff, DHSc, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way for future PAs through education. Alan Gindoff, DHSc, PA-C, is the Program Director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University. As a child, Alan moved around a lot, growing up in Africa and Europe, before returning to the […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Update | Duke University

    by Claire Tucker, PA-S, Duke University The birthplace of the PA profession, the Duke University Physician Assistant Program began in 1965 under the leadership of Dr. Eugene Stead. Today, the 24-month long program carries on with a mission to educate caring, competent primary care physician assistants who practice evidence-based medicine, are leaders in the profession, […]

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