Featured Stories tagged with "PA"

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On August 22, Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Physician Assistant (PA) Program in Manhattan welcomed the class of 2020 to the school. As part of the week-long orientation, and in line with Touro’s mission of service, students spent a morning cleaning up Battery Park. On a sunny and pleasant summer day, we caught up with several of the new students and asked them about their decisions to become physician assistants.
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Victoria Ciano and Sherry Shaker, SHS ’16, were itching to travel abroad for their last rotation, an advanced elective—ER.
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Rachel Farahan never forgot the Physician Assistant (PA) who cared for her while she battled a serious illness at the age of 20. A 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program, she now has the chance to pay the kindness forward. As she tends to others in her role as PA in the leukemia service at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable.
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Sabbir Ahmed grew up in Queens surrounded by his large extended family. (He has close to fifty cousins—many of them live in the same neighborhood and some even on the same block.)
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Adlin Noel was born in Haiti and moved to the US in 2006. He attended Upstate Medical University and graduated in 2014 with a degree in respiratory therapy.
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Though his father is a pediatrician and both his mother and sister are nurses, Joel Mercier said he wasn’t sure he wanted to go into medicine until he visited Tanzania as part of a four-month medical mission with Youth with a Mission.
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For physician assistant Chelsea Weir, a member of the graduating class of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Bay Shore program, donning her white coat ceremony was imbued with meaning.
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Bracha Buff was exposed to the medical world early on when her brother was diagnosed with cancer. “I knew from then that I wanted to do something in the medical world,” said Buff.
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Nelson Agee grew up in Alabama and moved to Tennessee for high school. After that, he enrolled in the University of North Florida to study criminal justice intending to become a member of law enforcement.
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Anna Hurley, a former marketer who specialized in digital analytics, heard the call to become a physician assistant when her daughter was born prematurely.