Physician Assistant

Arcadia University alumnus Alex Cristofori

Aug 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Jun 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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....

Physician Assistant Class of 2022 at the LOVE statue in Philadelphia

Apr 30, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Physician Assistant students in class photo with Intelligent.com logo overlaid.

Apr 20, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Apr 15, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Mar 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University student Alex Cristofori

Mar 18, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University student Kylie Stephens EMT Certification peers

Feb 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Zoom session for Arcadia University's Interprofessional Experience

Jan 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

PA students social distancing on haber green

Shane Burroughs Dec 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Persistence Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of all college students, along with the rest of society. With the impact that the pandemic has had on the world, medical professionals have garnered more respect than ever, and rightfully so. Occupations within the medical field are...

Arcadia University student Kylie Ferro working as a nurses aide.

Nov 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia students work with a muscular dummy in College of Health Sciences

Oct 8, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...