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The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program’s graduating classes of 1975-77 recently held their first formal reunion via Zoom in November.
45 years ago, the class of 1975 became the first Kentucky-graduated Physician Assistants (PAs); so, this reunion was an exciting moment for this monumental group to reconnect.
Katya Lundberg, a current Physician Assistant Studies student, was recently awarded the Physician Assistant Education Association 2020 Future Educator Fellowship, a prestigious honor that is only awarded to 15 people each year.
This picture was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and mask mandate.
Residencies allow recent health care graduates to turn knowledge into action as they prepare to impact future patients and deliver quality care. In 2020, the UK College of Health Sciences launched four physician assistant (PA) residency programs to educate and equip recent PA graduates for transition into specialty practice.
The UK Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2021 finished their year-long original research projects earlier this spring. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students engaged in virtual, conference-style poster presentations with fellow classmates, faculty, and staff.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all University of Kentucky classes have moved online and College of Health Sciences instructors adapted quickly to turn hands-on curriculums into engaging material for remote learning.
First-year physician assistant studies student Zack Gregory knew he was called to aid health care workers who are grappling with personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, he’s using his artistic skills and 3D printing technology to create and ship masks for free nationwide.
Jarrod Cole has known he wanted to practice medicine since childhood, but he never expected his dream would take him to the front lines of a global pandemic. Since the outbreak of COVID19, Cole and his colleagues in New York City have worked tirelessly to deliver care to a city ravaged by the virus.
Physician assistants are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians and are uniquely qualified to step in and bridge gaps in health care. Our physician assistant studies program will prepare you to become a well-rounded practitioner with a wealth of clinical knowledge and direct patient-care experience to conduct exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, prescribe medications, and more.
Ana Stone is an achiever. At only 20-years-old, she’s already graduated with her bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science and is now a member of the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2022.