Featured Stories tagged with "PA"

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Penina Smith has the distinction of being the only PA who is also a certified athletic trainer. She had been fascinated by medicine ever since she dissected a sheep’s brain in eighth grade. Upon entering GW, she joined the Athletic Training program. While she enjoyed the classes in anatomy and physiology, she said that she didn’t much like having to be on call on the weekends and being at six a.m. football practice. During the course of her studies, she shadowed an orthopedic surgeon and met a PA and realized that being a PA might be a good career choice for her.
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Iryna Bilga is originally from Belarus but moved to America after meeting her future husband on a summer vacation in New York.
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Sonia Sikand knew she wanted to be a PA since she was in 11th grade after she shadowed several doctors and PA’s in a local hospital. “You’re able to switch fields and you’re always learning new things,” she said. “The PA’s I met loved what they did and I fell in love with the profession.”
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Graduates of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the Manhattan campus of Touro College were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Special achievements were recognized, and the ceremonial presentation of monogrammed white coats highlighted the celebration on May 5. 
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As they began their journey of learning how to keep bodies healthy, members of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Manhattan Program Class of 2021 took a day to help keep their neighborhood healthy. On August 20, more than 40 future physician assistants cleaned up New York City’s Battery Park. Students fanned out across scenic area to clean up litter and debris, repaint park benches and aerate the soil along with city groundskeepers and other volunteers. We spoke with eight members of the new class about their decision to become physician assistants and the paths that led them to Touro.
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Forty students from the School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) program took the next step in their medical careers by donning their white coats on May 10. Hundreds of friends and family members celebrated with them during the White Coat Ceremony, held at New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.
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Future PA Wen Yin moved to the US with her parents at the age of 18. Though she only had a basic grasp of the English language, she enrolled in Hunter College and managed a dual major in statistics and psychology. “China is a bit more conservative,” she explained. “I prefer it here.”
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More than 150 busy New Yorkers received a free oral health lesson courtesy of students at the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS)-Manhattan Physician Assistant program on April 26.
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The thirty members of the class of 2019 Touro’s School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Winthrop Extension Center (WEC) took a huge leap in their medical journey when they donned their white coat in a ceremony held at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center on January 11. The ceremony marked their graduation from their program. After class members sit for the boards, they will move on to work as physician assistants in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices across the US.