Physician Assistant Studies graduate student Jillian Goles ’16 has been published in the fall 2015 volume of the VA Engage Journal, an engaged scholarship project of the VA Engage Network.
Goles’ journal article is titled “The Inclusion of Women’s Health in Sustainable Medical Mission Trip Models: A PA Student’s Perspective.” The article examines sustainable medical mission models while illuminating the importance of women’s health teams and their role in the prevention of cervical cancer in Nicaragua.
“As a PA student with growing interests in global and public health, I was compelled to share my experiences in Nicaragua,” said Goles. “It is my hope that medical mission teams across the nation will adopt a similar model that includes women’s health.”
This volume also includes work by undergraduate and graduate students representing Old Dominion University, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and the University of Richmond.
The VA Engage Journal promotes engaged scholarship by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The journal provides a forum for students to publish research studies (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), reflection essays, and reviews of current literature and engagement practice, all with guidance and mentorship from engaged faculty and staff.
Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full- or part-time at a two- or four-year college or university in Virginia is eligible to submit an article. Submissions with multiple authors are welcome. The VA Engage Journal is published once annually. The submission deadline for the next journal volume is June 1, 2016.