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UNC PA Program Featured in AAMC Reporter and on NPR
The March 2013 edition of AAMC Reporter features a story about the UNC physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program.
New PA Program Geared for Veterans
January 8, 2013 - University Gazette
BCBSNC and UNC SOM Collaborate to Establish New PA Program for Returning Military Veterans
December 3, 2012 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), and the UNC School of Medicine are collaborating to create a physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program designed for returning military veterans with input from the United States Army Special Operations Command team at Fort Bragg, N.C.
White Coat Ceremony for inaugural class of PA program students
On Thursday evening, January 21, 2016, the inaugural class of 20 UNC Physician Assistant Studies program students received their white coats at the Carolina Club's Alumni Hall.
Physician Assistant Studies student volunteers with Louisiana flooding survivors
Physician Assistant Studies student Alyse Moses-Lebron traveled to her home state of Louisiana during the month of August. Just days after returning home, she found herself volunteering at emergency shelters to help survivors of mass flooding.
Physician Assistant Studies Spotlight: Dr. Mary Beth McGranaghan
As a nun, Mary Beth McGranaghan learned to go where her skills were most needed. As a faculty member in the UNC Physician Assistant Program, she hopes to teach this lesson to her students. Story by Matt Englund, UNC Health Care.
The Quiet Professional
Retired Green Beret medic Todd Williams earned three Bronze Stars and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among other service recognitions, during his distinguished 28-year military career. Today, he helps lead nontraditional students, including military veterans with medical experience, on a path toward becoming physician assistants through the UNC School of Medicine’s recently launched Physician Assistant Program.
Veterans and future physician assistant students honored at Veterans Day event
UNC Medical Center's annual Veterans Day event honored veterans and celebrated the new UNC Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Nine of 20 incoming PA program students are veterans, and four of those students -- veterans with more than five decades of combined experience serving their country -- were in attendance.
UNC Physician Assistant program accepts second class of students
In the second year of UNC’s Physician Assistant Program, applications were up, with more than 1,000 applicants for only 20 slots.
NPR and The Atlantic Feature UNC-Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program; Courses Begin January 2016
UNC-Chapel Hill's Department of Allied Health Sciences is home to the university's physician assistant program, which welcomes its inaugural class the week of January 4, 2016.