Case of the Week

What a week! Saw my first ever 3-fer (siblings)! All new patient evaluations and to add to the mix, Mom is hard of hearing and dad is deaf! 😱 Also, what does this look like to you? PCP thought this was an acute otitis media and treated with oral antibiotics because there were “loss of…

A Day on the Hill

I recall sitting on the House Floor when Optimal Team Practice (OTP) passed unanimously in 2017. Fast forward to today, it’s so surreal to take part as an early career PA, advocating for changes on a state level. I recently returned from Tallahassee to meet with my legislators on behalf of the Florida Academy of…

Protect Your Profession

This is a topic that I’ve been asked several times, “What can ‘XX Academy do for me?” or “Why should I become a member?” One of the biggest take-home messages I tell all of my interview candidates that are about to embark on the PA journey is to GET INVOLVED in your profession! Yes, I…

PA Holiday Gift Guide

Struggling with what to get your favorite pre-PA/PA-S this holiday season? Here’s a guide to some amazing resources I used or wished I had during my PA journey! PRE-PAs: There are so many great resources out there these days to help you perfect your personal statement and prepare you for your PA interviews.   my…

Suture Skills Suturing Pad

In the world of social media, it is so easy to get caught up in the world of branding.  I am always on the quest to find the best brands with a good mission to support. I recently stumbled upon Suture Skills, a brand created by fellow ER PA! The creator wanted to create a…

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,…

Introduction

Just when I thought my days of blogging are over (remember the good ol’ days of Live Journal?), I was totally wrong… During my trip to Vietnam, I was inspired to share my experiences as a first-generation Vietnamese American. I also wanted to shed light on health barriers that I’ve experienced during my time working…