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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Leading the Way | Mia McDonald

    North Carolina PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Mia McDonald, PA-C, is originally from Ona, West Virginia. She attended undergrad at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where she received a B.A. in Journalism. Mia later continued her education and went on to obtain a B.A. in Biology from the […]

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  • My Meeting with Senator Krawiec – Time Well Spent

    by Samantha Rogers, PA-C I had been saying that I would meet “sometime” with one of the legislators in my district. That time finally arrived a couple of weeks ago, even though we’re in the midst of a global pandemic.  I met with Senator Joyce Krawiec, Chair of the NC Senate Health Committee, during lunchtime […]

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  • NCAPA Endowment 2020 Student Grant Winners

    Each year, the NCAPA Endowment awards a scholarship to one student from each PA program in North Carolina. The 2020 recipients are: Hannah Eason, PA-S, Campbell University Hannah Lee, PA-S, Duke University Bethany Foster, PA-S, Elon University Pavel Rybin, PA-S, Gardner-Webb Ashley Allmer, PA-S, High Point University Oksanna Loya, PA-S, Lenoir-Rhyne University Jamaica Sykes, PA-S, […]

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  • Wellness Wednesday | Practice Gratitude and Self-Compassion

    There have been many stressors as a result of COVID-19 and the NCAPA Health Committee is dedicated to providing support and resources. To that end, NCAPA will be launching Wellness Wednesday posts on social media as well as the NCAPA blog.  These posts may include tips or strategies, with links to further information. We know […]

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  • Leading the Way | Ryan O’Hara, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Ryan O’Hara, PA-C, is a native of North Carolina. He was born in Asheboro, NC, and still resides there today. Ryan attended undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill, where he received a BA in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in […]

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  • Leading the Way | Shelda Amilcka, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Shelda Amilcka, PA-C, was born and raised in Deerfield Beach, Florida. For undergrad, she attended the University of Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. Shelda then temporarily settled around different cities in Florida, farther and farther […]

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  • Leading the Way | Claire Simmons-Valenzuela, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Claire Simmons-Valenzuela, PA-C, was born in Jacksonville, Florida and moved to North Carolina in 2008 to attend PA school. She graduated from the Methodist University PA program in 2010 and continues to live in Fayetteville, NC with her husband, two children, […]

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  • John Murphy, PA-C, Retires After 36 Years of Practice

    by Elizabeth “Beth” McInnis MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC Mid Atlantic Emergency Medicine Associates(MEMA) Charlotte, NC 28211 When do you know you’re ready to retire from medicine? I think this is common question after years of service in this readily changing health care system, especially in the inherently challenging field of emergency medicine. We who chose […]

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  • Leading the Way | Wendy Simmons, PA-C

    North Carolina has many PAs dedicated to patient health while leading the way for the profession. Wendy Simmons, PA-C, was born in Oakville, Ontario and attended UNC-Wilmington, graduating with a BSc in Chemistry. She then attended PA school at Bowman Gray (now Wake Forest) School of Medicine, graduating in 1987. Wendy is in her 23rd […]

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  • Message from NCAPA President

    Dear PA Colleagues, I am writing to you with a heavy heart as we continue to endure the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in extraordinary times for our PA workforce. My sadness and concern have been further exacerbated by the events of the past 10 days as I witness the outpouring of […]

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