Physician Assistant Studies

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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

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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

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A celebration of PA pioneersBy Alex Branch   Karen Kindler felt cautious at her interview as a prospective student in the physician assistant studies program two decades ago. The UNT Health Science Center’s PA program was brand new and accepting its first class of students. “I came with a lot of questions because it wasn’t yet a proven program,” Read More »

Jul 26, 2017

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Graduating students earn honorsCongratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel Read More »

Jun 13, 2017

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Physician assistant students win state Challenge BowlBy Alex Branch   A team of UNT Health Science Center physician assistant students captured the top prize at the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Challenge Bowl. Students Lauren Atwood, Kristi Harring and Camille Jones won the Challenge Bowl on Feb. 25 during the Academy’s annual conference in San Antonio. Atwood and Harring are class Read More »

Mar 3, 2017

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PA had ‘found his calling’By Alex Branch   Justin Capers began his career in the chemical industry. But his passion was always for medicine, inspired by childhood memories of following his physician father on weekend rounds at the Dallas VA Medical Center. So in his late 30s, Justin arrived at UNT Health Science Center determined to follow his dream of working Read More »

Nov 11, 2016