Physician Assistant Studies

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HSC alumna left family to work at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreakBy Jan Jarvis Ashley Twining’s first assignment as a physician assistant working in the epicenter of the pandemic was unnerving. “I was there to take the place of another PA who passed away from COVID-19 only one week earlier,” she said. That grim reality did not stop the 2012 UNT Health Science Center graduate from Read More »

May 18, 2020

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For HSC students, Culinary Medicine Class is more than just a mealBy Steven Bartolotta Samar Taqvi wanted to do it for her father. Sadie Thompson and Heidi Spann wanted to expand their versatility in rural areas of Texas where they’ll eventually practice medicine. The Culinary Medicine Class is a six-week course that emphasizes the importance of nutritious and delicious food in fostering good health. But it’s Read More »

Mar 3, 2020

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Virtual medicine: UNT Health Science Center opens clinic at UNT DallasBy Diane Smith A physician assistant and doctor in Fort Worth are treating student patients in Dallas through a new virtual medicine program at UNT Health Science Center. As part of the program, sick students at UNT Dallas can schedule appointments and be examined by a physician assistant or a doctor in Fort Worth. Physician Read More »

Feb 18, 2020

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The evolution of the physician assistantBy Alex Branch  To understand why physician assistant is one of the hottest jobs, meet Victoria Florez.  She fielded four job offers before she even graduated last year from the UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program.  Each offer was from a different specialty. Did she want to work in plastic surgery, wound Read More »

Sep 26, 2019

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PA students maintain 100 percent pass rate on national examBy Alex Branch   For the fourth straight year, every graduate of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center passed the national certification exam on the first attempt – the second- longest streak among the eight programs in the state of Texas. Master of Physician Assistant Studies Learn more about admissions requirements, Read More »

Oct 16, 2018

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Tourniquet training that stops bleeding and saves livesBy Alex Branch Medical student Joshua Pavlik knows the value of a tourniquet in preventing someone from bleeding to death. The former U.S. Army Special Forces medic used them to save the lives of U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan. Now the third-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student is teaching fellow students to properly apply Read More »

Sep 25, 2018

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The next generation of health care providersBy Alex Branch   A new generation of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists formally began their journey into the health care profession Friday at the UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of passage that encourages new students to fulfill a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy as future Read More »

Aug 27, 2018

PA Students
Remarkable accomplishments for students in Physician Assistant programBy Alex Branch Completion of a master’s project manuscript is a rare achievement for students in Physician Assistant programs, and publishing those manuscripts is even rarer. However, in 2017-18, 10 manuscripts from the PA Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center have been accepted for publication in respected scientific journals. That is high praise for Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

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Physician assistant program condenses curriculum by four monthsBy Alex Branch   The Physician Assistant Studies Program will condense its curriculum from 34 to 30 months, a change that will increase efficiency for the nationally recognized program. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant approved the UNT Health Science Center’s proposal for the new curriculum, which will take effect in Read More »

Mar 5, 2018

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Lessons from the battlefieldBy Alex Branch   The training to provide life-saving trauma care in the chaotic conditions of a battlefield was once limited to military medical personnel. But in an era of terrorism and mass shootings, some of those skills can today help civilian medical providers and lay people save lives. That’s why Jeffrey Mott, DHSc, PA-C, Read More »

Nov 27, 2017