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Leadership Episodes

Nov. 28, 2022

Season 3: Episode 52 - Dr. Jed Grant and the University of the Pacific

We speak with Dr. Jed Grant about the University of the Pacific PA Program and about his service as an Army PA. We also talk about his service to the profession as the former Chair of the State of California …

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Nov. 21, 2022

Season 3: Episode 50 - Dr. Sharon Luke and the ARC-PA

This week we celebrate our 50th episode by speaking with Dr. Sharon Luke, Executive Director of the Accreditation Review Commission on Physician Assistant Education, Inc. Dr. Luke shares her path to becoming a PA, a PA educator, a national leader, …

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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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Oct. 31, 2022

Season 3: Episode 47 - Dr. Jeremy Welsh and the University of Lynchbu…

We speak with Dr. Jeremy Welsh about the University of Lynchburg PA program and their post graduate doctoral program. Dr. Welsh shares his unique path to becoming a PA and his path to higher education leadership.

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Oct. 24, 2022

Season 3: Episode 46 - Campbell University and Ms. Laura Gerstner

We speak with Ms. Laura Gerstner, Associate Program Director with Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina about her path to becoming a PA, her program, and her state and national leadership.

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Oct. 17, 2022

Season 3: Episode 45 - Point Loma Nazarene University PA Program and …

This week we speak with Dr. Dana Sayre-Stanhope, Professor and Department Chair for the Point Loma Nazarene University Department of PA Studies. Dr. Sayre-Stanhope shares her vision for the San Diego program and she describes her own path to the …

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Oct. 3, 2022

Season 2: Episode 42 - Season 2 Reflections

Steph and Kevin reflect on the lessons learned in Season 2 and give a brief glimpse of Season 3.

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June 13, 2022

Season 2: Episode 41- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medi…

We speak with Dr. Elana Min and Mr. Sam Ritchey who provide their time and valuable insights about the ideal applicant for their hybrid PBL PA program in Chicago. We also speak about PAs in education and Dr. Min's passion …

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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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May 16, 2022

Season 2: Episode 38-Dr.Brian Lauf and the University of Nevada Reno …

We speak with Dr. Brian Lauf about the developing program at the University of Nevada-Reno. We learn about his path to becoming a PA and about his unique background in the profession. We also discuss the changes taking place nationally …

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May 2, 2022

Season 2: Episode 36 - An Author and a PA

We speak with Dr. Justine Strand de Oliveira, former PAEA President and Division Chief for Duke University's PA program about her path to becoming a PA; her state, national, and international leadership roles; and her new journey as a fiction …

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April 5, 2022

Season 2: Episode 34 - PAs in Urology

Today we speak with Dr. Daniel Park, Director of the Keck Medicine Urology Fellowship for PAs. Dan and I talk about the pros and cons of a post-graduate fellowship, his doctoral degree, and his leadership.

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March 12, 2022

Season 2: Episode 31 - The PA Model in the Netherlands

We speak with Mr. Quinten van den Driesschen, MPA about the PA profession in the Netherlands and his nearly two decades serving as a PA in their health system. We also learn of a very unique model of education that …

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Feb. 28, 2022

Season 2: Episode 29 - The Irish Model

We speak with Dr. Lisa Mustone Alexander about the physician associate profession in Ireland. Dr. Alexander shares her insights on the differences between the Royal College of Surgeons' programme and most U.S. PA programs and she explains the challenges ...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Season 1: Episode 21: University of Colorado - Jonathan Bowser, MS, P…

We speak with Mr. Jonathan Bowser, Associate Dean and Program Director for the University of Colorado Child Health Associate Physician Assistant Program. Jon, Stephanie, and I speak about his path to the profession, his long-standing program, and his tho...

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