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Diversity Episodes

Oct. 10, 2022

Season 3: Episode 44 - An Interview with Josef Burwell, MS, PA-C

In honor of National Coming Out Day and National PA Week we speak with Josef Burwell, MS, PA-C about his path to becoming a PA, his mission work around the world, and his transition to becoming a male while working …

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Oct. 3, 2022

Season 3: Episode 43 - Morehouse School of Medicine PA Program

In our first episode back from break we speak with Dr. Pangela Dawson about her path to becoming a PA and about the Morehouse School of Medicine PA Program. We also speak about racial justice and leadership approaches to difficult …

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March 27, 2022

Season 2: Episode 33 - PAs in Indian Health Services

We speak with Stephen Neal, MPAP, PA-C who serves as the Chief of Staff for the Chinle Comprehensive Health Facility, an IHS facility in northern Arizona. He has worked here since 2016 as a PA in Family Practice and clinical …

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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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Nov. 29, 2021

Season 1: Episode 22: UT Southwestern School of Health Professions - …

Dr. Carolyn Bradley-Guidry is the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Affairs for the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions and she is a national leader on diversity as well. We speak about her path to becoming a PA …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Season 1: Episode 19: Duke University - Dr. Barnett

This week we speak with Dr. Jacqueline Barnett, Associate Professor and Program Director at the Duke University School of Medicine PA Program about her path to becoming a PA; her role in the DC Coroner‘s office; her passion for diversity, …

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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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Sept. 27, 2021

Season 1: Episode 13: NCCPA - Dr. Morton-Rias

Dr. Dawn Morton-Rias is the first PA and woman of color to lead one of the four national organizations representing the PA profession. She shares her path to becoming a PA, her clinical journey, her work in PA education 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. 30, 2021

Season 1: Episode 9: Shenandoah University - Tony Miller, M.Ed., PA-C

Tony Miller has been a PA for over 42 years and throughout his career he has sought new opportunities to lead our profession. In this episode Steph and I talk about Tony's passion for faculty and curricular development, his legacy …

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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 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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