Alec Fields, a former fleet Marine force hospital corpsman, discovered a passion for medicine while in charge of the health and wellbeing of the Marines with whom he was stationed in Afghanistan. “I always knew I wanted to do something in medicine or in the medical field,” Fields said. “I loved the experience. It was … Continued
The Physician Assistant Studies program at the UNC School of Medicine has named William A. Mills Jr. as its 2019 Preceptor of the Year. Mills spearheaded creation of the pediatric rotation for second-year PA students as part of their clinical experience; his involvement with the PA program began with its first cohort of students, accepted … Continued
Seven students and two faculty with the Physician Assistant Studies program returned to Wise, Virginia, in an effort to provide health care through Remote Area Medical (RAM), a nonprofit mobile medical clinic. RAM delivers dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured populations at no cost. This year, RAM provided care to more than … Continued
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently featured Paul Chelminski, the director of the Physician Assistant Studies program, in an article titled “Limits on Opioid Prescribing Leave Patients with Chronic Pain Vulnerable.” Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP, has served as program director since 2015.
Janelle Bludorn, PA-C and a clinical assistant professor in Physician Assistant Studies, has launched a podcast alongside the PA colleagues, titled “Airwaves and Educators.” The medical education podcast focuses on physician assistant education and features the voices of three co-hosts to provide insight into scenarios a PA educator might encounter. Bludorn said PA faculty are often trained … Continued
The Daily Tar Heel, the student-run, award-winning newspaper at UNC-Chapel Hill, has featured Janelle Bludorn, PA-C and clinical assistant professor, in a recent article. The article highlights her accomplishments as the 2018 NC Physician Assistant of the Year, her work in point-of-care ultrasound, and as co-host of podcast “Airwaves and Educators.”
FemInEM, an organization that works to provide resources for women working in emergency medicine, recently featured Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, and clinical assistant professor in Physician Assistant Studies, at its annual TED-style annual conference, FemInEM Idea Exchange. More than 800 women attended Bludorn’s talk, titled “Trust me, I’m Not a Doctor,” which focused on how physician … Continued
Jennifer Bidwell is a first-year student in the Physician Assistant Studies program who grew up experiencing the effects of a lack of health care in rural communities. As a student in the class of 2020, she will be equipped to return to a rural environment and to rely on her military training to care for … Continued