Expert Insights from Program Leaders

Season 3

Jan. 2, 2023

Season 3: Episode 57 -Reflections

Steph and I review the themes that arose from our conversations this past season and we look ahead to the future of the podcast with Season 4.

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Dec. 19, 2022

Season 3: Episode 55 - Dr. Calhoun and Duquesne University

We speak with Dr. Bridget Calhoun, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at Duquesne University. Dr. Calhoun shares her path to becoming a transplant PA, an HIV researcher, and an academic and national leader.

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Dec. 12, 2022

Season 3: Episode 54 - Dr. Randy Danielsen and the Evolution of the P…

We speak with Dr. Randy Danielson from the Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ about his path to becoming a PA, a PA educator and leader, and his role in developing the post-graduate doctoral …

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Dec. 5, 2022

Season 3: Episode 53 - PA Michel Statler and UT Southwestern PA Progr…

We speak with PA Michel Statler from the UT Southwestern PA Program about her path to becoming a surgical PA, her program, and about her perspective on the many aspects of the profession from her role as past-president for PAEA. …

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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. 22, 2022

Season 3: Episode 51 - Dr. Alfred Sadler and a book called ”PLUCK”

This special Thanksgiving week edition highlights a conversation with one of our founding father's, Dr. Alfred Sadler. We talk about the book he and his twin brother Blair Sadler wrote to highlight the Pluck they found in history while serving …

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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. 14, 2022

Season 3: Episode 49 - PA Carey Barry and Northeastern University

We speak with the Director and Department Chair for the Northeastern University PA Studies about her path to becoming a surgical PA and her program. PA Carey Barry talks about their dual degree options and the newly developed Doctor of …

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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. 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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