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Advocacy Episodes

Nov. 7, 2022

Season 3: Episode 48 - PA Cindy Lord and the Case Western Reserve Uni…

We speak with PA Cindy Lord about the Case Western Reserve University PA Program. Cindy provides insights into the program, but also some great advice for pre-PA students on how to vet programs for their CASPA applications. We also talk …

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May 23, 2022

Season 2: Episode 39 -Karen Hills, MS, PA-C Chief of Educational Deve…

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.

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April 25, 2022

Season 2: Episode 35 - Advocacy and PAEA

This week we speak with Tyler Smith, MPH, Senior Director for Government Relations with the Physician Assistant Education Association. Tyler and I speak about student involvement in advocacy, the National Health Service Corps, and other key issues PAEA i...

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Dec. 20, 2021

Season 1: Episode 25: USC PA Program

We speak with Claire Norman, MSJ and Sara Diosdado-Ortiz, MBA about the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine for the University of Southern California. We talk about their focus on diversity, leadership, and technology ...

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Oct. 25, 2021

Season 1: Episode 17: Touro University - Grace Landel, M.Ed., PA-C

2021 PAEA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Grace Landel, M.Ed., PA-C speaks with our team about Touro University's dual degree program, her path in the PA profession, and about the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for her and her …

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Oct. 4, 2021

Season 1: Episode 14: Stanford University PA Leadership

The Stanford University Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies team speaks with us about their program, their unique curriculum, and their commitment to service and leadership. We speak with Drs. Sue Fernandes, Nicole Burwell, and Jess Butler ...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Season 1: Episode 12: Oregon Health & Sciences University - Ted Rubac…

Ted Ruback, MS, PA-C Emeritus is widely known as the father of CASPA, the centralized application service for the PA profession. He is also the founding father of the Oregon Health and Sciences University PA program in Portland, OR and …

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Sept. 7, 2021

Season 1: Episode 10: Samuel Merritt University - Dr. DeRosa

Michael DeRosa, PhD, PA-C and I talk about his unique path to becoming a PA, Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, and the incredible work he and his colleagues are doing in the remote mountains of Panama providing health care …

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Aug. 23, 2021

Season 1: Episode 8: Drexel University - Dr. Banning

Dr. Adrian Banning is an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a PA educator, researcher, and clinician who hosts PA centric podcasts and serves her profession in a variety of avenues. She spoke with us …

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Aug. 16, 2021

Season 1: Episode 7: Idaho State University -Dr. Phelps

Today we speak with Paula Phelps, MHE, PA-C. Paula is the former Department Chair and current Professor and Service Learning Coordinator for the Idaho State University Department of PA Studies. She is also the first and only PA to serve …

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Aug. 9, 2021

Season 1: Episode 6: MEDEX Northwest PA Program - Terry Scott, MPA, P…

Mr. Terry Scott, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA is the Program Director and Section Head of MEDEX Northwest, the PA Program at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. Terry and I discuss our passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and the …

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July 22, 2021

Season 1: Episode 4: 2020 Eugene Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award…

Paul Lombardo, MSPS-HSA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA is the only PA to serve as President and Chair of the AAPA, PAEA, PA Foundation, NCCPA, and the State PA Chapter for New York. He is the 2020 recipient of the Eugene Stead …

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July 16, 2021

Season 1: Episode 3: Physician Assistant Education Association - Dr. …

Dr. Mary Jo Bondy is the first PA to become Chief Executive Officer of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She shares her vision for the organization which includes a new Chief Diversity Officer and a new PA leader overseeing …

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July 3, 2021

Episode 1: The 5 W‘s for the PA Path Podcast - Dr. Lohenry

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. The podcast team will be interviewing leaders from around the …

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