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In the clinical phase of the PA program, students undergo ten mandatory rotations – eight core and two elective, each for several weeks, at hospitals, clinics, or other sites. Ruth Pierre-Louis, SHS, Manhattan PA-S ’16 completed her advanced elective rotation in the competitive New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center’s Transplant Surgery Department. Here are the highlights of her experience.
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It was her own interaction with a Physician Assistant (PA) that inspired Rachel Farahan, a 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program. At the age of 20, she battled a serious illness, and remains grateful for the care she received. Now, as she begins tending to others, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable. "Patients have no reason to apologize for having questions and needing help," she says, and it’s a philosophy that may just help her save lives.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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As they welcomed forty-five new students to campus, the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) program held several exciting orientation activities for the Class of 2018—including a baseball game at Yankee Stadium and community service activity at Battery Park. Scroll through the photos below to read more!