Physician Assistant

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Jul 8, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Zaweski Appointed Chair of Competency Based Faculty Development Task Force of the PAEA

Joe Zaweski, assistant professor in the physician assistant program at Arcadia University’s Christiana campus, was recently appointed Chair of the Competency Based Faculty Development Task Force of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). As chair of this national task force, Zaweski...

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Apr 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

PA, PT Students Collaborate to Share Knowledge, Improve Interdisciplinary Care

Physical therapist or physician assistant? That’s the question facing students seeking to earn medical degrees through Arcadia. While both treat patients, their approaches differ. Physician assistants perform physical examinations, diagnose common illnesses, and counsel patients concerning their...

Apr 28, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Physician Assistant Students Provide Healthcare in Nicaragua

In March, 41 eager Arcadia University physician assistant students from both the Glenside and Christiana campuses arrived at the Philadelphia airport to depart for Managua, Nicaragua. Through the Global Brigades Organization, students would participate in a medical mission trip in conjunction with...

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Jun 26, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Video: Physician Assistant Students Deliver Much-Needed Medical Care in Panama

In May, a joint-effort between Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program and the local community provided 305 Panamanians with much-needed treatment for infectious diseases, diabetes, and other ailments via a mobile medical clinic. “The learning experience we encountered in Panama cannot be...

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Jun 20, 2013 Purnell Cropper

From Arcadia with Love: Physician Assistant Professor Delivers Care Package to Guatemala

On Feb. 16, Lori Felker, PA-C, assistant professor in the Physician Assistant program, embarked on a journey to San Pedro, Guatemala. She had been there before with her husband, Eric, who is also a Physician Assistant. The goal for this second trip to the Lake Atitlan region was to provide much...

May 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Felker Writes about Service Trip to Guatemala

Lori Felker, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program, had an article, “Helping Hands, Healing Hearts,” published online at in April. The article will also appear in print in the June/July 2013 issue of PA Professional. The article...

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May 8, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to...

Mar 26, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Beatty Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Lynn Beatty, a star field hockey player who concluded her career at Arcadia University in December 2012, recently was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The NCAA scholarships are awarded to graduating student-athletes in all three Divisions who have demonstrated excellence on and off the...

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Jan 14, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

PA Grad Joins Family HealthCare Network

Central Valley Business Times featured Katelyn Schuck ’10 ’12M in the Dec. 27 section of "People in the News." Schuck majored in Biology at Arcadia before entering the Physician Assistant program. Katelyn Schuck, a family medicine physician assistant, has joined Family HealthCare Network at its...

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Dec 12, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Beatty Named to Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team

  Arcadia University field hockey player Lynn Beatty ’12 was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team by the Philadelphia Sports Information Directors Association on Dec. 11. To be eligible a student-athlete of sophomore standing or higher must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher....

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Dec 4, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

PA Students Donate 800-Plus Meals for Hunger Awareness Month

Arcadia University's Physician Assistant program organized a food drive for Hunger Awareness Month. Beginning Oct. 18 and concluding with the Empty Bowl Fundraiser on Nov. 12, students collected more than 600 cans of food and 200 assorted pastas, grains and instant meals, which were donated to ...

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Dec 3, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Moorestown Patch: Seymour Receives 2012 Outstanding PA Educator Award

MoorestownPatch reported on Nov. 29 that Assistant Professor Amanda Seymour, Clinical Coordinator of Arcadia's Physician Assistant Program, was awarded the Outstanding Physician Assistant Educator Award by the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants. The award honors those physician...