My Mama’s a Physician Assistant

I always thought that I would be a mother some day. And I always thought that as a liberated woman I could have a full time career and manage my family with ease. I finish that sentence with a loud, resounding, “Ha!”. It all started to unravel the night before I went back to work…

Ankle Biters- Your Peds Rotation

This man has learned the art of administering vaccinations and truly a master with kids. My pediatric rotation was a nice change of pace from some of the hospital based clinicals. It helps that I like children. I will tell you about my most mortifying moment during my rotation. Much of my day was spent…

The Ethics of Ebola

Is anyone else a tinsy bit nervous about the Ebola crisis? The blame game has started, exposed people have been on airplanes and cruise ships. It is likely that Ebola may come very, very close to home. We are getting mixed messages about transmission from the media and the CDC. This is not about any…

HAPPY PA WEEK!

I have no idea how they found time to do it, but these students made me giggle. They are obviously excited about the PA profession, and why not? Here are my top reasons for loving what I do, and why physician assistants rank in the Top 25 careers for 2014. 1. I get to be…

Blood, Guts, and Bones…Your ER Rotation

I must say that I have been working in the ER for 6 years now so I am a leeeeetle partial to this rotation.  My rotation was in a busy, level 1 trauma center.  It was an intense, mind blowing 6 weeks.   Stress levels run high and there is always a lot of action.  There…

How to Survive Your Didactic Year

I initially thought that grad school was going to be chill.  Show up when you can, study independently, own your own schedule.  Not the case.  During the orientation week we had a class on cadaver sensitivity.  My mom was a flight attendant and had a layover in Philly so I decided to catch breakfast with…