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Read blogs written by GAPA student members at Georgia's five PA schools (Emory University, Mercer University, August University, South University, and GA PCOM ) about life as a PA student!


Greetings from Mercer University!

By Michael McKinney My name is Michael McKinney, and I am excited and honored to serve as the GAPA representative for our class of 2020. Classes at Mercer began the first week of January, and our exciting first full week in the classroom was capped with the White Coat...

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South University Student Update

It is that time of year again. Prospective students are fervently interviewing, first year students are climbing over the didactic year half-way mark and clinical students are reveling in their new roles in clinics and hospitals across the country. The GAPA conference last week in the always beautiful Hilton...

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South University PA Program Update

Written by Skyler J. Lamberth, PA-S1 and Catherine Larsen, PA-S2   January 2017 saw the beginning of a new cohort of South University Physician Assistant students. Matriculates have traveled from all corners of the country to unite and develop into confident healthcare providers that will make a difference in...

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South University PA Program Update

Written by Jamie L. Simpson, PA-S2 and Beckie S. Hayes, MSPAS, PA-C The first quarter of the year welcomed the Class of 2014 to Savannah. The class quickly took hold of the reins to perpetuate leadership and community involvement including volunteerism at the Ronald McDonald House and Savannah City...

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Mercer Class of 2014 Update

Written by Mary Elizabeth Tekesky, PA-S1 Hello from Mercer University! I am Mary Elizabeth Tekesky, and I am so excited to serve as the GAPA representative for our class of 2014. Classes began in January and with our White Coat Ceremony to get the ball rolling within our first...

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Mercer Class of 2013 Update

Written by Negin Bauer, PA-S2 The Mercer PA Program Class of 2013 has found themselves at a busy juncture in their education. Early on in the semester, the class welcomed new, eager faces at the Class of 2014 White Coat Ceremony. This was a great reminder of how far...

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Mercer Class of 2012 Update

Written by Jamie Givens, PA-S3 The class of 2012 is eagerly anticipating the May 12 graduation date as each member completes the final graduation requirements. The students have completed nine core electives and will have completed two elective rotations in April. The class will return to campus for capstone...

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Meet GHSU’s New Faculty Member

Written by Stevie Redmond, MPA, PA-C In November 2011, I became the newest faculty member in the Physician Assistant Department at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU). Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed that someday I would be teaching Physician Assistant students at a Masters level! I...

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Georgia Health Sciences University PA Program

Written by Amanda Ness, PA-S, Amanda Brehm, PA-S, and Kathy Dexter, PA-C Spring semester is in full swing for us at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU). While the class of 2013 is in the middle of their third semester of didactic year, the class of 2012 is eagerly rounding...

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Emory PA Program Update – Class of 2013

Written by Nathan Ingle, PA-S When we began PA school in August 2011, the class of 2013 felt the normal anticipatory fear, along with excitement, from being chosen to pilot the new modular curriculum at Emory University. We have finally settled in, and the new curriculum has proven to...

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