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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 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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  • 4th Annual PAPA Fights Hunger Initiative a Great Success

    Through generous online and cash donations from members of the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants (PAPA), and in collaboration with food drives held by the PA Programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and High Point University during PA Week, the 4th Annual PAPA Fights Hunger community service initiative exceeded their goal of providing […]

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  • Leading the Way | Paul Hendrix, PA-C

    by Joshua Smith, PA-C, NCAPA Continuing Education Committee Chair This year, after over 40 years of service to NCAPA, Paul Hendrix has announced his decision to retire from his role as the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee and the Conference Management Panel, a position he has held for the last 44 years. His retirement […]

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  • 2020 NC PA Program Update | Methodist University

    by Eric Rutland, PA-S, Methodist University Methodist University Physician Assistant Program | https://youtu.be/RqN2KuNbXmU Program History The Methodist University Physician Assistant Program (MUPAP) was established in 1996 as a Bachelor of Science program. Throughout the years, the program has grown into a 27-month Master of Physician Assistant Studies program with 40 enrolled students in each cohort. […]

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  • All NC PAs are the NCAPA 2020 PA of the Year!

    As we all are well aware, 2020 will go down in the record books as an extraordinary year. A year filled with unforeseen challenges as well as many opportunities to meet those challenges head on. And PAs have been there, learning, adapting, and stepping forward in any way possible, all to ensure that patient needs […]

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  • Leading the Way | Mia McDonald, PA-C

    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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