Long Distance Relationship + Medicine

I’ve never been big into Valentine’s day and honestly feel like it’s a big commercial holiday to boost the economy. That being said, I know the feeling of being alone from your significant other when all you see are mushy-gushy posts online (but keep reading, this post may help offer some light to your current…

Life As A New Grad: 6 Months Update

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been working as a PA for 6 months already! It still feels pretty surreal at times. So how have things changed since I’ve first started? Well… our practice is growing! I went from working with 5 different attendings (3 mainly: plastics/rhinology/otology) to now working with all 7 attendings (2…

PA School Harassment

Is this seriously even a thing? The Journal of Physician Assistant Education (JPAE) recently published a pilot study on perceived discrimination, harassment, and abuse in PA education. Over the past few months, I’ve spoken to some of you regarding the topic of PA school bullying. I did a quick search and there’s even a thread…

Post-PANCE Offering

Happy July! I can’t believe June passed so quickly, but I’m sure glad it did! June was probably one of the roughest months of 2018 for me for the following reasons: I transitioned off my orientation schedule and survived my first month as a provider in clinic. I completed my month-long “offering diet.” One of…

2018 AAPA House of Delegate Report

1 month late is better than never?  Let’s get down to business! Here are some of the topics that I thought was really important at this year’s HOD meeting in New Orleans. Ref Com B Recommendations: 2018-B-01 PAs Contribution to Healthcare Amend policy as follows: AAPA discourages the use of terms such as midlevel providers,…

Post-PA School Travel

It’s hard to believe that I graduated 6 months ago! I took the boards a month after graduation and recall waiting anxiously for my PANCE results to come. Uneasy and a nervous wreck, my thoughts were circling as I was packing for my upcoming trip.  Based on previous score release dates, I anticipated finding my…

PA Student Leadership/HOD Part II

Amber @studyinginscrubs reached out to me a few weeks leading up to AAPA 2018. It’s rare for me to connect with other young, passionate leaders, so I was excited to chat with someone that also shares similar goals. We have talked in great lengths about the lack of student involvement… heck, even actual PA involvement…

A day in the life of a Student Delegate

I am so privileged to return to the AAPA House as a student delegate for the Student Academy for a second year.   Last year I had the honor of sitting on the House floor and voting for one of the biggest legislation in PA history, Optimal Team Practice/OTP. I knew there was more work…

Why Otolaryngology?

How I got my start in the ENT world My boyfriend’s brother is a speech-language pathologist (SLPs work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders) and his girlfriend is an audiologist (healthcare professionals who prevent, identify, diagnose, and treat hearing, balance and other auditory disorders). So… when I…