PA school doesn’t prepare you for the “two Thursdays in limbo.” Done with school, but not a PA-C yet, and still no license.
As many of your teachers and clinical mentors have undoubtedly told you at some point in your training, there is a difference between teaching what is in the textbook or on the boards, and teaching how to practice medicine in the real world.
My colleague is dying. He's not just a colleague; he's a dear friend as well, even though I don't often see him outside of work. At least I didn't until he was too sick to come in to the office. Now I visit him every weekend.
Here is my list of what I think good teachers should have and how I incorporate them into my professional and educational ethos as a teacher.
The focus of IHI has been helping organizations move toward the quadruple aim. This year, IHI deepened to conversation to talk about how social justice is at the heart of everything that we do, which, as a safety net PA for many years resonated with my core.
Pace Physician Assistant students and staff headed to San Antonio, Texas this May for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) conference. Students had the opportunity to attend lectures, present research to colleagues from across the U.S., and meet fellow PAs and other students.