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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 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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  • Leading the Way | Betty Lynne Johnson, MEd, PA-C Emeritus

    North Carolina PAs leading the way for future PAs through education. Betty Lynne Johnson, MEd, PA-C Emeritus, is the Program Director of the Physician Assistant program at Campbell University. She grew up in Elizabethtown, NC, and attended undergrad at Campbell University, graduating in 1979 with a BS in Natural Science. While an undergrad at Campbell, […]

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  • 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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