Featured Stories tagged with "physician assistant"

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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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In a fitting tribute to the founding of the physician assistant (PA) profession by four U.S. Navy corpsmen, Touro College’s Graduate School of Health Sciences is offering scholarships for its PA program to individuals who have actively served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services at any time.
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The new clinical coordinator for Touro College’s School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program has been around the world – literally. A petite woman with long sandy-colored hair and lots of spunk, Mary Showstark sits behind her desk in a basement office at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, her computer desktop graced with a dazzling background photograph taken in Tahiti. The photo depicts a dozen would-be surfers on boats and jet skis on the shelf of the massive 60-foot wave during a storm swell, calmly waiting under the wall of water for what appear to the untrained eye to be their imminent demise.
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When Thomas Bily was offered three different positions after graduating from Touro’s School of Health Science Physician Assistant (PA) program in Bay Shore, he did what any talented graduate would do: he took all of them. 
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Touro student Bracha Buff shares her excitement at starting the Physician Assistant Manhattan program—the first step towards fulfilling a lifelong dream of a career in the medical field.
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Dale Andrews, a former combat medic, said that his experience in the military led him to become a physician assistant.
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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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Victoria Ciano and Sherry Shaker, SHS ’16, were itching to travel abroad for their last rotation, an advanced elective—ER.
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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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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.