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Physician Assistant Studies

New hire had previously served as UK Asst Professor

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2021) — Virginia L. Valentin, DrPh, PA-C, began her career in healthcare when she was hired as a nurse’s assistant at 16.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

The UKPA Class of 2023 won the KAPA Challenge Bowl earlier this month. 

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

In the summer of 1996, the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center entered into an agreement to create the UK Physician Assistant Extension Program at Morehead.

The goal? To address the shortage of medical providers, especially those in the rural Appalachian region.

Physician Assistant Studies

Celebrate PA Week with this Story:

Megan Craft took a winding road to join her PA Academic Residents for Orientation Day

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Ever since she was a little girl, Megan Craft dreamed of becoming a doctor.

Physician Assistant Studies

by Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Stay awake. Pay attention. You’ll learn something.

That was the advice Christopher Colman gave the students, because — as he put it — he knew from experience.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Two in the College of Health Sciences family have been selected to participate in a Launch Blue cohort to market a realistic artificial skin model to use in enhancing procedural skills.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

These students are nothing bundt the best.

At least, that’s what the bundt cakes, which can be found in their sacks of goodies, tell the 52 Physician Assistant Studies students who will be receiving their official Black Bags Tuesday.

Physician Assistant Studies

Tyler Pape, PA-C, has overcome a lot to get to his PA Celebration

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Growing up, Tyler Pape, PA-C, was the kind of kid who had a plan for everything.

“I was super-determined,” he said. “I wanted to have my life all figured out, all of the time.”

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Five questions with … Leslie Woltenberg, PhD

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Looking back, she says there was always a common thread in all of her occupations. Whether she was at a college or a high school, in administration or advising, every job featured one commonality.

Teaching.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Madi Kelly had an interesting first day on the job.

Working as a Program Coordinator at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Kelly — who graduated from UK with a Clinical Leadership and Management degree in 2020 — had recently been promoted from her clinical research assistant position.

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