Physician Assistant Studies

As part of the class’s goal to participate in charitable events and enjoy each other outside of class, the UK Physician Assistant Studies Class of '24 decided to take a break from the arduous academic year and put into practice “healthy brain – healthy body” by participating in the Ultramarathon event at “The Survive the Night Relays” on June 17-18.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Onieta Stewart has known loss — in fact, she felt it while she was a student in UK’s Physician Assistant Program.

The 43-year-old non-traditional student was one of many who coped with a changing world during the pandemic. But she felt it harder than most.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

On Friday, June 3, the College of Health Sciences celebrated our Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2023 as they participated in their White Coat Ceremony — where students recite their oaths of commitment and receive their white coats, symbolizing the start of their journey to become Physician Assistants.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

It was while working as a clinical research associate in the Neurology Department at UK, as well as volunteering in a medical mission in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, that PA student Ghadah Karasneh knew she wanted to help people.

“During these experiences, I found a lot of joy in working with patients, and found it very rewarding and satisfying,” she said.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

The 2022 CHS Student Awards was a feel-good, end-of-the-year celebration of achievement held in the Worsham Cinema in the Gatton Student Center.

"Today is about our students," CHS Dean Scott Lephart, PhD, told the crowd. "This is an exciting time to celebrate."

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Latoya Walker was born in Jamaica, grew up in New York, but found her home in the Bluegrass of Kentucky.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Josh Burkhart, MSPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, UK Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies

On Tuesday, April 12, Class of 2023 UK physician assistant students from the Lexington and Morehead campuses came together in Morehead for a joint skills lab experience.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Congratulations go out to all of our students and faculty who presented at the Fourth Annual SURE Event, or Substance Use Research Event, earlier this month at the Gatton Student Center.

Physician Assistant Studies

By Austin Robinson and Ryan Clark
CHS Contributors

Working with Veterans holds a special place in Cheryl Vanderford’s heart.

And through that work, she received firsthand experience by providing substance use disorder treatment as a Physician Assistant. This inspired her to apply for a much-needed grant that will help the Commonwealth.

Physician Assistant Studies

Two Alumni Honored at College of Health Sciences Hall of Fame & Young Alumni Award Celebration

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

As Dean Scott Lephart said Thursday night, there must be something in the water in Somerset, Ky.

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