Graduates of Touro’s School of Health Sciences (SHS) Physician Assistants (PA) program were awarded their diplomas on Sept. 13 at Long Island University’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. The new PAs are the latest graduates of the program that has offered PA accreditation since 1972, shortly after the field was created. Students from the Winthrop extension campus spoke about how they managed intense and rewarding classes with clinical rotations and family commitments. One advantage of being PA? PA’s enjoy the ability to work in a wide-range of medical specialties.
The One-Sided Relationship
A relationship that’s one-sided is not satisfying. When we feel dominated by our partner, we’re likely to feel our self-confidence gradually erode, and that can fuel a host of other problems.
It’s safe to say that few students in class with Debbie Mattera at the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) these past few years had worked in physical therapy (PT) for as long as she has –but Mattera, who received her BS/MA in Physical Therapy from SHS in 1992 and had two decades of field experience before returning to Touro, had a little head start.
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.
It was Physician Assistant (PA) Phillip Maxwell’s first Christmas shift at Elmhurst Hospital Center. A patient arrived at the emergency room—a young man who had fainted. While the patient had a clean medical history, Maxwell saw something troubling in his EKG.
More than 1,000 master’s degree recipients were honored at the Touro College Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) Commencement Ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on June 16.
Victoria Ciano and Sherry Shaker, SHS ’16, were itching to travel abroad for their last rotation, an advanced elective—ER.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Rutgers University; Touro College School of Health Sciences’ Graduate School of Psychology Master’s in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology
Internship: Retensa Consulting, New York, NY, 2015, Human Resources / Organizational Development Associate
Current position: Lyndon works for Verizon in their Selection and Assessment Strategy Division.
Education: University of Pittsburgh; Political Science major and Psychology minor; Touro College School of Health Sciences’ Graduate School of Psychology Master’s in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology
Internship: Aon Hewitt, New York, NY, four months in 2013, Compensation Intern, Global Data Solutions Team
Current position: Business Analyst, Deutsche Bank
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Stockholm University; Touro College School of Health Sciences’ Graduate School of Psychology Master’s in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology
Internship: BTS, New York, NY, January 2016 – May 2016, Business Development Intern