UPAP in an Era of COVID
EDUCATION
Nov 06, 2020

UPAP in an Era of COVID

Jared Spackman, MPAS, PA-C, Program Director for the UPAP program, shares his thoughts about maintaining academic and clinical activities during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Growing in St. George
RECOGNITION
Nov 06, 2020

Growing in St. George

In 2016, the Utah Legislature granted funding for the expansion of the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program distant campus located in St. George, Utah. Since then, the distant-campus program has been growing by leaps and bounds.... Read More

Interview: Division Chief Virginia Valentin
RECOGNITION
Nov 06, 2020

Interview: Division Chief Virginia Valentin

Virginia Valentin, DrPH, PA-C was appointed Division Chief of the Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) in August 2020. In this interview, Dr. Valentin discusses her transition as Chief, the current state of UPAP, and her vision for the future of the program.... Read More

UPAP Students Celebrate PA Week on the Today Show
RECOGNITION
Oct 06, 2020

UPAP Students Celebrate PA Week on the Today Show

Recent UPAP graduate Chanda Duncan was part of a spotlight on the Today Show featuring Physician Assistants across the country celebrating Physician Assistant Week. Duncan appeared masked alongside several other PAs from Utah as they joined the Today Show virtually for the segment. ... Read More

UPAP Student Featured in UtahMed Magazine
RECOGNITION
Oct 05, 2020

UPAP Student Featured in UtahMed Magazine

Rana Habboush, who joined the PA program in 2018, was featured in the Winter 2020 edition of UtahMed, the alumni magazine for the University of Utah School of Medicine. Rana's journey has brought her from her post as a surgeon in Iraq, to Jordan after the US invasion, to the U.S.... Read More

PA Program's COVID-19 Response Highlighted by PAEA
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jun 09, 2020

PA Program's COVID-19 Response Highlighted by PAEA

In recognition of the U's Physician Assistant program's excellence in reaching out to students of all backgrounds during the pandemic, the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Diversity and Inclusion Advancement Commission has identified the program as "an exemplar in implementing strategies to recognize and address the needs of its students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic."... Read More

Physician Assistant Day on the Hill 2020
EDUCATION
Jan 29, 2020

Physician Assistant Day on the Hill 2020

In January of this year, students in the Physician Assistant Program joined their colleagues in the Utah Acadamy for their annual visit to the Utah State Capitol Building. While there, the students had the opportunity to listen to legislators and and industry leaders on issues of public health, and network with their peers as they learn more about the Physician Assistant profession.... Read More

Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony
EDUCATION
Jan 09, 2020

Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony

Physician Assistants at the University of Utah recently celebrated their 2020 White Coat Ceremony, in which students beginning clinical work receive the white coat they will use during their rotations. The ceremony this year featured Dr. David Owen, MD, Clinical Vice Department Chair, as a keynote speaker.... Read More

Where Are They Now?
RECOGNITION
Jan 09, 2020

Where Are They Now?

Every year, PAEA grantees contribute to PA scholarly canon. It has been a stellar year for PAEA’s research grant initiatives. Across five research grant programs, PAEA has been able to offer more than $150,000 in funding each year. In this season of giving, we are closing out the year with a round-up of what our grantees have given back to PA research since our last look back in 2017.... Read More