The PA Path Podcast

The PA Path Podcast is for the PA community and all who are affiliated with it. PAs play an integral role in health for our communities and there are many aspects to this profession that deserve to be highlighted including demystifying the admissions process for prospective PAs.

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Monday Jan 02, 2023

Steph and I review the themes that arose from our conversations this past season and we look ahead to the future of the podcast with Season 4. 

Monday Dec 26, 2022

We speak with Dr. Matt Dane Baker, Interim Provost and long-standing PA leader with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Baker talks with us about his path to becoming a PA, his military career, and his contributions to leadership as both a national PA leader and leader in higher education. Dr. Baker shares some great insights into success in life as well as his take on the future of the PA profession.

Monday Dec 19, 2022

We speak with Dr. Bridget Calhoun, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at Duquesne University. Dr. Calhoun shares her path to becoming a transplant PA, an HIV researcher, and an academic and national leader.

Monday Dec 12, 2022

We speak with Dr. Randy Danielson from the Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ about his path to becoming a PA, a PA educator and leader, and his role in developing the post-graduate doctoral degrees for PAs.

Monday Dec 05, 2022

We speak with PA Michel Statler from the UT Southwestern PA Program about her path to becoming a surgical PA, her program, and about her perspective on the many aspects of the profession from her role as past-president for PAEA. We also learn from a master teacher about how she prepares for delivering lectures.

Monday Nov 28, 2022

We speak with Dr. Jed Grant about the University of the Pacific PA Program and about his service as an Army PA. We also talk about his service to the profession as the former Chair of the State of California Physician Assistant Board and the work they did to expand the profession in California.

Tuesday Nov 22, 2022

This special Thanksgiving week edition highlights a conversation with one of our founding father's, Dr. Alfred Sadler. We talk about the book he and his twin brother Blair Sadler wrote to highlight the Pluck they found in history while serving our country with a variety of prestigious institutions on important issues including organ donation, medical ethics, emergency medical services, and the health workforce. At each stage of their careers you can see how hard work, determination, and a little Pluck made all the difference in the world.

Monday Nov 21, 2022

This week we celebrate our 50th episode by speaking with Dr. Sharon Luke, Executive Director of the Accreditation Review Commission on Physician Assistant Education, Inc. Dr. Luke shares her path to becoming a PA, a PA educator, a national leader, and the director of the only accrediting body to oversee PA educational programs.

Monday Nov 14, 2022

We speak with the Director and Department Chair for the Northeastern University PA Studies about her path to becoming a surgical PA and her program. PA Carey Barry talks about their dual degree options and the newly developed Doctor of Medical Science degree at their institution.

Monday Nov 07, 2022

We speak with PA Cindy Lord about the Case Western Reserve University PA Program. Cindy provides insights into her program, but also some great advice for pre-PA students on how to vet programs for their CASPA applications. We also talk about the importance of advocacy and learn about Cindy's own path to becoming a PA.


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