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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Victoria Sanchez, Methodist University

    Congratulations to PA student Victoria Sanchez for receiving the NCAPA Endowment 2019 Student Grant for Methodist University. Prior to PA school, Victoria graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry and Psychology. She expresses strong devotion to the life-long learning required for PAs and to health maintenance and wellness. Her career […]

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  • Reach Out and Read During Pediatric Checkups

    by Veronica Acevedo, PA-C,Lincoln Community Health Center As a physician assistant, I, along with doctors and nurse practitioners, incorporate Reach Out and Read‘s evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud, snuggling and making moments together. Reach Out and Read helps move primary care to a more comprehensive, […]

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  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Taylor Poe, ECU

    The board of the NCAPA Endowment extends its congratulations to 2019 scholarship recipient Taylor Poe from the East Carolina University PA program. Taylor attended Virginia Tech, earning dual degrees in both Psychology and Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. As an undergraduate, she worked with recovery efforts for people who suffered adult and child trauma. In […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Morgan Dailey is Leading the Way!

    As we head into 2020, our last I Am NCAPA member highlight of the year is on an individual that we feel certain will be leading the way to strengthening and growing the PA profession in North Carolina. Morgan Dailey is originally from Fayetteville, NC, and is currently a PA student at Campbell University. She […]

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  • Primary Care Transformation Fellowship Accepting Applications for Second Cohort

    from Duke Family Medicine and Community Health The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is accepting applications to fill the second cohort of a two-year Primary Care Transformation Fellowship, which begins July 1, 2020. The goal of the fellowship is to train physicians and physician assistants to lead health care transformation and improve health […]

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  • The 2019 NCAPA Student Leadership Retreat

    by Caroline Griswold, NCAPA Program Coordinator The 2019 NCAPA Student Leadership Retreat was held at the Stead Center on Saturday, November 16. 58 students and 11 guests attended, representing all 11 NC PA programs. The day, which was emceed by Student Affairs Committee Chair Molly Calabria, PA-C, began with a medical bingo icebreaker from NCAPA […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Wingate University

    by Delaney Brummer, PA-S The mission of the Wingate University Physician Assistant Program is “dedicated to developing educated, productive and ethical physician assistants to serve the healthcare needs of the community in which they practice.”   The inaugural class for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Wingate University matriculated in August 2008, and […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Molly Calabria

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our November I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Molly Calabria. Molly has been involved with NCAPA ever since she was a student in the Campbell University PA program in 2012. She currently lives in Fuquay Varina with her […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | 2019 PA of the Year, Carole Holt, PA-C

    Carole Holt, PA-C, has been named the 2019 NCAPA PA of the Year! The timing of the award couldn’t be better this year, as we find ourselves in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Carole spent many years treating individuals with breast cancer with great compassion and expert care. Carole just retired this year, […]

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  • NCAPA Election Results are in! | 2020 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

    Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent election to elect our 2020 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee members. The results are in! The elected are: President-Elect: Elyse Watkins, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA Treasurer: Ryan Vann, PA-C Directors at Large: Meg Beal, PA-C Molly Calabria, PA-C Alexandra Godfrey, PA-C Nominating Committee Member: Truett Smith, […]

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