National Public Health Week 2019

Happy National Public Health Week! From time to time I get asked, “Is a MPH degree worth it?” or “What do you do with a public health degree as a PA?” So in honor of NPHW, I invited some of my dual MPH/PA friends to help me answer my most FAQ about public health! How did…

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,…

Nat’l Public Health Week 2k18

Happy National Public Health Week (April 2-8)!!! Since it’s NPHW, I wanted to share my story of how I became a health advocate and how that ultimately led me down the career path as a physician assistant! My student leadership days began back in college when I was a member of an organization called VOX:…

Opioid Epidemic

The best part about working at an academic institution is that you’re always learning! Generally twice a week, the department hosts a conference that is offered to the ENT residents and PEs (PAs/NPs). This past Friday, I had the opportunity to sit in on a lecture about the opioid epidemic with an otolaryngology perspective. Since…

Hustle Hard, Stay Humble

Mom always finds a way to remind me to stay humble. This photo was taken on Day 2 of my trip to the homeland. At this point, I’ve been traveling for more than 30 hours (3 flights with less than 10 hours of sleep) on a bus ride to the very rural parts of Southern…