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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 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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  • Leading the Way | Ami Steele, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

    North Carolina PAs leading the way for future PAs through education. Ami Steele, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, is the Program Director of the Gardner-Webb Physician Assistant Studies program. The daughter of a pastor, she was born and raised in southern Georgia and lived there for most of her life. Ami graduated from Lee University in 1993, […]

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  • 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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