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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 2022 PA Program Highlight | Pfeiffer University

    by Benjamin Paul, PA-S, Pfeiffer University The Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS) program is located in Albermarle, NC. It is a 27-month program where students learn to become clinicians to provide excellent healthcare and become servant leaders that address health disparities. From its origin, the PA program at Pfeiffer University […]

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  • Leading the Way | Samantha Rogers, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way.   Samantha (Sam) Rogers, PA-C, is a past President of NCAPA and is currently the Chair of NCAPA’s Political Action Committee (PAC). She lived on the family farm in Julian, NC, until she was seven years old, at which time her family moved to Greensboro, NC. Sam attended undergrad […]

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  • 2021 PA Program Highlight | Wingate University

    by Kenna Watson, PA-S, Wingate University Wingate’s main campus, the Levine College of Health Sciences. Wingate University’s PA program began in 2008. The first year of the 27-month program is comprised of learning didactic material, followed by clinical rotations in various specialties for the remainder of the program. The main campus is in Wingate, NC, […]

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  • Duke and Campbell University Seeking Fellows

      Campbell University Primary Care Champions Fellowship Campbell University is recruiting for its Primary Care Champions fellowship. This year-long distance-based program, designed for full-time clinicians, trains physicians and primary care PAs as leaders and educators. Fellows learn from expert faculty while working on a project of their choice to improve an aspect of their clinical […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Highlight | Methodist University

    by Sara Walsh, PA-S, Methodist University Methodist University opened in 1960 as a private college in Fayetteville, NC, and established the PA Program in 1996 as the third PA program in North Carolina. Originally a bachelor’s degree program, the program transitioned to a master’s degree in 2003. In 2010, Methodist’s PA program expanded to include […]

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  • The 2021 PA Week PAC Challenge

    The NCAPA PAC held the Annual PAC Challenge during PA Week, from October 6th – 12th, 2021. This year, the length of the campaign was extended to seven days with a hope of raising $3,450. The goal was based on SB345: PA Team Based Practice, the bill which was passed unanimously by the Senate this […]

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  • 2021 NCAPA PA of the Year | Truett Smith, MPAS, PA-C

    NCAPA is proud to announce that H. Truett Smith, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, has been named the 2021 NCAPA PA of the Year! Truett is a native North Carolinian, born in Kinston and spending most of his life in the Charlotte area. He attended Wingate University, graduating in 1986, and went on to the Bowman Gray […]

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  • Leading the Way | Jacqueline Barnett, DHSc, MHS, PA-C

      North Carolina PAs leading the way for future PAs through education.   Jacqueline Barnett, DHSc, MHS, PA-C, is the Program Director of the Physician Assistant program at Duke University. Jacqueline grew up in Tracys Landing, Maryland, a rural tobacco farming town with a population of about 1300 people. She attended undergrad at the “wild […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Highlight | Elon University

    by Morgan Darrow, PA-S, Elon University Elon University’s 24-month, full-time Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program prepares graduates to think critically and act skillfully to meet expanding health care needs in local and global communities. Students immerse themselves in a curriculum structured around active learning strategies through collaborative work with Elon’s faculty, scholars and practitioners […]

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  • 2021 NC PA Program Update | High Point University

    By Miranda Weavil, PA-S, Class of 2022 NCAPA Student Representative, High Point University  Congdon Hall High Point University’s PA program was founded under the leadership of Linda Sekhon, DHSc, PA-C in 2014. The program began class instruction in 2017 and is housed in Congdon Hall, the  home to the Congdon School of Health Sciences and […]

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