Expert Insights from Program Leaders


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 …

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June 1, 2022

Season 2: Episode 40 - Dr. Meredith Davison and the OU-Tulsa PA Progr…

We speak with Dr. Davison about her numerous contributions to the PA profession as a PhD, a Program Director, a Founder of the OU…

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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 r…

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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…

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May 9, 2022

Season 2: Episode 37 -Dr. Kevin Schuer and the University of Kentucky

We speak with Dr. Kevin Schuer from the University of Kentucky about his path to becoming a PA, about the University of Kentucky …

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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…

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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 Associa…

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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 …

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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 faci…

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March 21, 2022

Season 2: Episode 32 - George Washington University PA Program

Steph and I have a delightful conversation with Drs. Ritsema and Hermann from the George Washington University Physician Assistan…

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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 a…

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March 7, 2022

Season 2: Episode 30 - The German Model

We speak with Prof. Dr. Marcus Hoffman who is widely known as the father of the German PA profession about the origin of their mo…

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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 o…

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Feb. 21, 2022

Season 2: Episode 28 - The Canadian PA Model

Mr. Ian Jones, MPAS, PA-C, CCPA, DFAAPA is a certified PA in Canada and in the United States. Trained at the University of Washin…

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Feb. 14, 2022

Season 2: Episode 27 - Ruth Ballweg

Welcome to Season 2! We start this season by learning from one of our profession's national treasures, Ms. Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-…

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Dec. 24, 2021

Episode 26: Reflections

Stephane and Kevin take time to look back at the first season including the who, what, where, when, and why that was shared in ep…

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Dec. 20, 2021

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 Scho…

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Dec. 12, 2021

Episode 24: George Washington University - Harrison Reed, MMS, PA-C

We speak with Harrison Reed, MMS, PA-C about the challenge for pre-PAs in navigating applications to PA schools as well as the is…

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Dec. 6, 2021

Episode 23: Quinnipiac University - Dr. Kohlhepp

We speak with Dr. Bill Kohlhepp at Quinnipiac University about his 4 decades in the PA profession.

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Nov. 29, 2021

Episode 22: UT Southwestern School of Health Professions - Dr. Bradle…

We speak with Dr. Bradley-Guidry about her path from nursing to PA and about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Nov. 22, 2021

Episode 21: University of Colorado - Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C

We speak with Jon Bowser, MS, PA-C about the University of Colorado PA program and about his passion for leadership and about a p…

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Nov. 15, 2021

Episode 20: Rosalind Franklin University- Dr. Knott and PA Radke

Today we speak with Dr. Patrick Knott and Mr. Jason Radke from Rosalind Franklin University about their PA program and about post…

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Nov. 8, 2021

Episode 19: Duke University - Dr. Barnett

This week we speak with Dr. Jacqueline Barnett from Duke University about her path to PA and her passion for equity.

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Nov. 1, 2021

Episode 18: Wake Forest School of Medicine - Brian Peacock, MMS, PA-C

We speak with PA Brian Peacock from the Wake Forest School of Medicine PA Program about their inquiry based curriculum and about …

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