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The PA Path Podcast

The PA Path Podcast

Welcome to the PA Path Podcast where prospective PAs, PA students, and current PAs can learn more about the profession and the paths that PAs take to serve their communities. Season Two starts February 14th!

Recent Episodes

PA Education Advocacy Leadership

Season 2: Episode 39 -Karen Hills, MS, PA-C Chief of Educational Development-PAEA

May 23, 2022

We speak with Ms. Karen Hills, MS, PA-C; Chief of Educational Development for PAEA about her path to becoming a PA, her various roles in the profession, and about some of the trends in PA education.

Recent Blog Posts

The Irish Model for Physician Associates

This week we speak with Dr. Lisa Mustone Alexander about the Royal College of Surgeons Physician Associate programme. Learn more about this profession in…

Season 2: Preview

When we started the PA Path Podcast in July of 2021 we never anticipated this would expand so quickly, but we are incredibly grateful that we've seen o…

Season 1: It's a Wrap

Podcast wrap-up and reflections for season 1 and season 2 with the https://papathpodcast.com

About the Hosts

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Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C

Author

Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C, Clinical Professor of Medicine, currently serves as the Assistant Vice-President for Interprofessional Education; and as Director for the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Lohenry was a practicing PA in Family and Internal Medicine providing inpatient and outpatient services to his patients. Dr. Lohenry has served as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and served as President of the Physician Assistant Education Association in 2011. From 2012-2013 he served on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces Initiative focusing on military veterans and families. Dr. Lohenry has received numerous federal grants focusing on interprofessional education and practice and many state funded grants focusing on the PA workforce and diversity. He has published in the Journal of Physician Assistant Education, the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Medical Education Online. He is the host of the PA Path Podcast that focuses on leveling the playing field for all applicants and he is a veteran of the United States Navy.

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Stephane VanderMeulen, MA, MPAS, PA-C

Author

Stephane VanderMeulen MA, MPAS, PA-C is Chair of the Department of Health Professions and Program Director of the PA program at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. VanderMeulen is a 1994 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center PA program and she also holds a Master of Social Gerontology from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She practiced clinically in the fields of rural family medicine and orthopedics/sports medicine before beginning her career in PA education in 2005. She is an active advocate for PAs in education and practice and has served in professional organizations at both the state and national level. VanderMeulen served on the board of directors of the Physician Assistant Education Association for seven years, with two terms as Director at Large before being elected President in 2015. She is dedicated to the professional development of PAs in education and remains active as a mentor for PA educators.