Featured Stories tagged with "PA"

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It was her own interaction with a Physician Assistant (PA) that inspired Rachel Farahan, a 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program. At the age of 20, she battled a serious illness, and remains grateful for the care she received. Now, as she begins tending to others, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable. "Patients have no reason to apologize for having questions and needing help," she says, and it’s a philosophy that may just help her save lives.
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White-coated Raphael Lebovits, carrying his toddler in his arms, strides across the grand hall with his wife. (“If not for her, I wouldn’t be here today,” he mentions as an aside, shaking his head). He stops to thank a professor for all her hard work over the years, and introduces his child. 
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Rachel Farahan never forgot the Physician Assistant (PA) who cared for her while she battled a serious illness at the age of 20. A 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program, she now has the chance to pay the kindness forward. As she tends to others in her role as PA in the leukemia service at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable.
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The Touro Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) Program held its traditional “White Coat” ceremony recently, with members of the graduating PA Class of 2014 and their families and friends gathering for the milestone event that marks the completion of the students’ studies and their official entrance into the PA profession.  Thirty students, with varied educational and professional backgrounds, completed the PA program, donned their new “long” medical white coats, and recited the PA professional oath while proud faculty and family members looked on (during the clinical phase of the program, the students are required to wear “short” student lab coats that designate them as being active in the learning process). 
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The new clinical coordinator for Touro College’s School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program has been around the world – literally. A petite woman with long sandy-colored hair and lots of spunk, Mary Showstark sits behind her desk in a basement office at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, her computer desktop graced with a dazzling background photograph taken in Tahiti. The photo depicts a dozen would-be surfers on boats and jet skis on the shelf of the massive 60-foot wave during a storm swell, calmly waiting under the wall of water for what appear to the untrained eye to be their imminent demise.
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The Touro College Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) Program was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose mission it is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America\'s communities.
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Graduates of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the Manhattan campus of Touro College were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Special achievements were recognized, and the ceremonial presentation of monogrammed white coats highlighted the celebration on May 5.