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Gabrielle Neri-Mynatt Awarded Scholarship from PA Foundation

September 9, 2017

Gabrielle Neri-Mynatt, a second-year Physician Assistant Studies student at the UNC School of Medicine, was awarded a PA Foundation Scholarship in August 2017 along with 18 other PA students across the country. The PA Foundation scholarships focus on helping students who demonstrate a clear passion for the field and health care-related community service. Dr. Lawrence Kim, with … Continued

Turning passion into practice with UNC Physician Assistant Studies

September 1, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC highlights Physician Assistant Studies second-year student Eulalia Barajas-Graham’s experience in the program. Barajas-Graham is set to graduate from the PA program in December 2017. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC recently spoke with Eulalia Barajas-Graham, who will graduate from the UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies … Continued

Physician Assistant Studies Students Volunteer at Nation’s Largest Pop-Up Clinic

August 1, 2017

Ten students from the Division of Physician Assistant Studies volunteered the weekend of July 21, 2017, to serve at the Remote Area Medical’s mobile clinic. On Friday, July 21, 2017, Division of Physician Assistant Studies Director Paul Chelminski, MD, Assistant Professor Todd Williams, MMS, PA-C, and 10 students from the division travelled to Wise, Virginia, … Continued

Physician Assistant Studies student volunteers with Louisiana flooding survivors

August 28, 2016

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. The rain begins When UNC Physician Assistant Studies first-year student Alyse Moses-Lebron left the UNC School of Medicine campus … Continued

The Quiet Professional

March 1, 2016

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 … Continued

White Coat Ceremony for inaugural class of PA program students

January 22, 2016

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. The UNC School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Studies program launched January 4, 2016, with support and collaboration from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Last week the … Continued

Veterans and future physician assistant students honored at Veterans Day event

November 8, 2015

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. The UNC medical community gathered for … Continued

Physician Assistant Studies Spotlight: Dr. Mary Beth McGranaghan

February 1, 2014

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. Mary Beth McGranaghan, PhD, has been a teacher, in one form or another, for her entire professional life. After graduating from … Continued

New PA Program Geared for Veterans

January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013 – University Gazette “When is Carolina going to get a physician assistant program?” It’s a question Lee McLean had heard since becoming chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, a division within the School of Medicine, 13 years ago. But, with six physician assistant programs in the state, there was no … Continued