Physician Assistant Studies

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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

Justin Capers
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

Hank Lemke
National honor for PA program’s founding directorBy Alex Branch   Dr. Hank Lemke, founding director of UNT Health Science Center’s nationally recognized Physician Assistant Studies Program, has earned a national honor for achievements in PA education. Lemke, DHSc, PA-C, received the 2015 Master Faculty Award, an honor given annually by the Physician Assistant Education Association to one PA in the nation Read More »

Nov 24, 2015

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Physician assistants are on the frontline of primary careAt HealthFirst Northwest Clinic, Shelbie Reed navigates the busy hallways, stepping in and out of examination rooms filled by patients with ailments ranging from sinus infections to diabetes. In her crisp white coat, she could be mistaken for a physician, but she’s not one. She is a clinical-year student on rotation as part of UNT Read More »

May 29, 2015

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PA Laura Mattingly earns national recognitionAssistant Professor Laura Mattingly, PA-C, was awarded the Physician Assistant Education Association’s 2014 “Rising Star,” a prestigious national award given to the PA who made outstanding contributions to Physician Assistant Studies education. Mattingly received the award at the association’s 2014 Annual Education Forum in Philadelphia. “I was surprised and excited,” Mattingly said. “I truly do Read More »

Oct 23, 2014

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Oct. 6-12 is National Physician Assistant WeekThey practice medicine in every specialty, in every setting. They diagnosis illnesses and prescribe medication.  And they increase access to quality medicine for patients everywhere. They are Physician Assistants, a versatile profession of medical providers trained at the UNT Health Science Center since 1997. To recognize their impact on health care, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Read More »

Oct 6, 2014

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Physician Assistant Studies program re-accreditedThe UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program earned Accreditation-Continued status through 2021 from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation-Continued status is granted to currently accredited programs compliant with the ARC-PA standards. Established in 1997, the UNTHSC PA program is next scheduled to undergo validation review in September 2021. Read More »

Sep 29, 2014