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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 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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  • 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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