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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • NC PA Program Highlight | Methodist University

    by Jamaica Sykes, PA-S, Methodist University Longstanding History The Methodist University Physician Assistant Program (MUPAP) began as a Bachelor of Science program in 1996 with only 4 students. It is now a 27-month master’s program that enrolls 40 students per cohort. Since the graduation of our inaugural class in 1998, MUPAP has graduated more than […]

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  • Be Antibiotics Aware Campaign

    from Deborah Dolan, BS, Health Educator Surveillance for Healthcare Associated Resistant Pathogens Patient Safety (SHARPPS) Program, Be Antibiotics Aware Campaign Communicable Disease Branch, NC Division of Public Health The “Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care Campaign” is CDC’s national educational effort to improve antibiotic prescribing by healthcare providers, educate the public on appropriate use of […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | Elon University

    by Larry McCauley, PA-S, Elon University Elon University’s 24-month, full-time PA 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 in the field. Students […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Mylinda Worthy

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Since 1976, NCAPA has been advocating for and strengthening PA practice rights in North Carolina. We couldn’t do much of this without our dedicated PA members. But, you may not realize, we also have a large segment of […]

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  • Medicaid Managed Care Tools and Resources

    The Department of Health and Human Services has created some tools and resources to transition Medicaid providers, and to help patients who are moving to Medicaid Managed Care: New Provider Playbook. DHHS has launched an online “Provider Playbook” to ensure you have at your fingertips the latest information on managed care, including communications and materials […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | High Point University

    by Dakota Griffin, PA-S, High Point University High point Mayor visits HPU to declare National PA Day ordinance.  Preparing Students for Healthcare of the Future High Point University’s PA program was founded in 2014 under the leadership of Linda Sekhon, DHSc, PA-C. The program is one of the newer PA educational programs in North Carolina, […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Amy Thompson

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our August I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Amy Thompson. Amy has been a member of NCAPA since 2000. She currently works for WakeMed, specializes in Cardiology. Amy is a true team player, stating “I love caring for patients […]

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  • North Carolina AHEC Provides Practice Support

    NC AHEC Practice Support provides free on-site assistance to any PA or practice that needs help with: Quality improvement (PCMH, MACRA, MIPS, QPP, etc.); EMR evaluation/optimization/selection; Workflow redesign; Practice needs assessments; Medicaid managed care transformation; NC Health Connex education; EHR data retrieval and analytics, and Continuing professional development. See an overview of the NC AHEC […]

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  • NC PA Program Highlight | East Carolina University

    by Carolina Anzola-Riegel, PA-S East Carolina University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies was accredited over 20 years ago and 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 service. The program’s […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Jessica Grice

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Our July I Am NCAPA highlighted member is Jessica Grice. Jessica is a graduate of the Wake Forest University PA program and currently lives in Huntersville, NC. She specializes in clinical research and is employed by Rose Research Center, […]

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