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August 2, 2021

Alex Cristofori ’21MMS: LOVE Informs His Career Path

By Monica Anna Day '21M Adjunct Faculty, Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring Program Coordinator, LOVE Pilot Program A recent graduate of the Physician Assistant Program considering his employment options, Alex Cristofori ’21MMS reflected on how his time as a facilitator and participant in...

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June 29, 2021

Physician Assistant Class Graduates with Skills Needed in Today’s World

The Department of Medical Science faculty cheered on the Class of 2021 during an extraordinary celebration at the White Coat and Commencement ceremonies on May 20. In total, 99 students graduated from the program in 2021 during a year of postponed clinical rotations and online learning...

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April 30, 2021

Physician Assistant Students, Faculty Participate in 2021 PA Olympics

Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty from both the Christiana, Del. and Glenside, Pa. campuses competed in the 19th annual PA Olympics on April 10. Hannah Middlestadt ’22 , of the Christiana campus, and Sally Anderson ’22 , of the Glenside campus, served as student representatives for the...

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April 20, 2021

Physician Assistant Ranked Nationally by Intelligent.com

Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program in the Department of Master of Medical Science was ranked #4 nationally by Intelligent.com on its “The Top 49 Physician Assistant Degree Programs.” Arcadia’s PA program was ranked as “Best PANCE Pass Rate” among the 49 programs. The program has...

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April 15, 2021

Schinella ’21MMS Leans on Family to Find His Passion

By Katherine Haines '21 When Physician Assistant student Jeffrey Schinella ’21MMS found out his second child, Joy, would likely be born with Downs Syndrome, it sent him down a path he never expected. After graduating from Indiana University with a Religion and East Asian Studies degree in...

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March 25, 2021

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21 , a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

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March 18, 2021

Cristofori ’21M, MPH Aspires to Make Health Care More Accessible

By Katherine Haines '21 Dual Master’s of Public Health and Medical Science Alex Cristofori ’21M, MPH has used his last year of graduate school to understand the current social unrest and global health crisis, and to reevaluate his own accountability as both an ally and a future medicine provider. “...

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February 23, 2021

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience. With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she wanted...

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January 27, 2021

Health Sciences Hosts Interprofessional Education Experiences for Students

By Katherine Haines '21 How can physician assistants, public health professionals, and physical therapists work together to help patients recover from COVID-19? In November 2020, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) students explored this question through a two-part interprofessional education (IPE...

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November 4, 2020

For Ferro ’24, Nursing Experiences Guides Future Career

Canadensis, Pa. resident Kylie Ferro ’24 , a Public Health/Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) major, loves working the maternity unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. It “has her heart.” As a nurse’s aide, Ferro is charged with the care of five to seven patients each time she works at the hospital—whether...

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October 8, 2020

CHS Calls on Faculty, Staff, and Students to End Health Disparities

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted two Question and Answer sessions with Dr. Gregory Hicks, professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, to discuss what can be done to address the health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system. Students, faculty, and staff of the CHS were...

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August 18, 2020

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds at PA Olympics

Students from the Physician Assistant program participated in the Physician Assistant (PA) Olympics to raise money to support individuals suffering from cancer, and partook in a presentation ceremony on June 20. Due to the necessity of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Olympic’...

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March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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November 19, 2019

Clinical Service in Guatemala Impacts Future Health Professionals

In summer 2019, Kirby Edsill ’20M, PA and Daniel McCole ’20DPT helped provide medical services to underserved communities in Guatemala as part of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. Edsill’s and McCole’s international journeys not only led to professional growth...

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November 7, 2019

Langstaff Appointed Chair of Medical Science Department

After a national search, Renee Langstaff ’98M, PA , was appointed chair of Arcadia’s Medical Science Department on Oct. 16. Previously the director of admissions for the Physician Assistant program, Langstaff has more than 20 years of clinical and higher education experience. With a specialization...

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May 3, 2019

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds for IM ABLE Foundation

Students from the Physician Assistant (PA) program played tug-of-war, dodgeball, and other physical games to raise money to support individuals with disabilities at the PA Olympics on April 13 at the Bamboo Garden in Southampton, N.J. This year, the games pitted Arcadia students against...

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March 28, 2019

Arcadia Physician Assistant Program Ranked 3rd in PA, 46th in Nation

In a ranking released by U.S. News and World Report on March 12, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program was ranked third in Pennsylvania and 46th in the nation– an increase of over 30 percent from U.S. News ’ last such rankings in 2015. Arcadia’s program is one of only 18 in...

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March 5, 2019

Dr. Noller Receives PA Mental Health Community Outreach Grant

Dr. Diana T. Noller , chair of the Department of Medical Science, hopes that one day Americans can overcome the stigma of mental health, and she is working to help the cause. In January, Dr. Noller was awarded the Mental Health Community Outreach Grant from the National Commission on Certification...

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May 29, 2018

Accreditation-Continued Status Granted to Physician Assistant Program

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Arcadia University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently...

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May 10, 2018

PA Students, Faculty Compete in the Physician Assistant Olympics

By Felicia Hall '19 Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty from both the Christiana, Del. and Glenside campuses competed at the 16th Annual PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens in Vincetown, N.J. on April 14. Nearly 600 students and faculty from PA programs at seven Philadelphia schools gathered...

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October 10, 2017

Physician Assistant Students Volunteer with Various Organizations in Delaware and Pennsylvania

Over the summer, students in the Physician Assistant program at the Christiana and Glenside campuses volunteered to help their local communities, providing thousands of hours of service for 12 different organizations. Students from the program packed meals at food banks, discussed educational...

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