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This week we speak with Dr. Lisa Mustone Alexander about the Royal College of Surgeons Physician Associate programme. Learn more about this profession in Ireland by reading: Hix LR, Fernandes SM, & Joyce P. (2020). Experience of the Irish physic…

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Feb. 12, 2022

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 over 6600 downloads of our episodes to date. Stephane and I hope to continue to highlight our col…

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Dec. 24, 2021

Season 1: It's a Wrap

When we first started out with this idea to start a podcast to support the transparency of the application process for pre-PA students, we never thought it would turn into what it has evolved to be. We've been so fortunate to count on so many frie…

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The importance of sleep as it relates to memory, wellness, and overall health continues to be highlighted in various studies(1-4). The benefit of quiet rest without deep sleep can immediately impact memory as well and in fact demonstrate an equal ad…

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The military and the PA profession go together like apple pie and vanilla ice cream; baseball and hot dogs; like Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, and Bruno Mars. Ok…I will readily admit that we are encroaching on personal boundaries with music co…

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Professional Competencies: Why Should They Matter To Me?   This week the four major organizations (AAPA, ARC-PA, NCCPA, PAE) for the PA profession released the latest version of the Competencies for the Physician Assistant (PA) Profession(1) …

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What Does the Data Say? The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants produces a lengthy report each year called the Statistical Profile of Certified PAs(1). This year is no exception as the 2020 report has just been released. Th…

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One of my favorite resources for reflecting on leadership is the journal Leader to Leader. Edited by Francis Hesselbein and with contributions from a wide variety of industry leaders and scholars, this resource provides a variety of leadership consi…

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July 11, 2021

Analysis Paralysis

Analysis paralysis (1) was first coined by Ansoff and essentially illustrates how we can sometimes be overwhelmed with data and it creates tension or an inability to make decisions from information overload. Applying to PA programs can provide …

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