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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS)


Marie Slisher, Shenandoah Physician Assistant Studies, student who earned a Student Health Policy Fellowship.

Shenandoah PA Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

By Elise O’Neill-Eckman ’19 Third-year Physician Assistant (PA) Studies student Marie Slisher received the prestigious Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Student Health Policy Fellowship at the association’s meeting, held  Sept. 9, through Sept. 12, in Washington, D.C. Slisher was chosen to join 13 other PA students who were selected nationwide to participate in PAEA’s 2018 […]

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Silvia Murcia

Chasing Down a Dream

Silvia Garcia Murcia traveled thousands of miles—sleeping in the desert, crawling through cacti, and experiencing life inside a detention center and maximum security prison—to finally become a graduate physician assistant (PA) student at Shenandoah University. Murcia, a 26-year-old first-year PA student, started at Shenandoah in July and will graduate in 2020. Murcia was born in […]

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Rachel Carlson, adjunct professor of Physician Assistant Studies at Shenandoah University is named Virginia's PA of the Year.

PA Faculty Member Named Virginia PA Of The Year

Adjunct Associate Professor of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Rachel A. Carlson, Ed.D., PA-C, DFAAPA, was named the Virginia PA of the Year by Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants(VAPA) at its state conference in July in Virginia Beach, Virginia.   “This is a huge honor and was related to the substantive work Rachel had completed through […]

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Alumni Successes

Shenandoah physician assistant studies program alumni at VAPA conference in November 2018.

PA Program Represented At VAPA Conference

From Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, many physician assistant (PA) program faculty, students and alumni attended the VAPA (Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants) Fall Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference in McLean, Virginia. Shenandoah was well represented with CME talks on the following topics: “From Knowledge to Implementation: Strategies for Increasing Patients’ Participation and Success with Behavior Change,” by Sheila Hautbois ’17, PA-C, CHES (pictured above to the far right) and “Pediatric Sickle […]

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Stock photo of stethoscope for health professions faculty news at Shenandoah University.

Health Professions Faculty Work Recognized

Associate Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies & Director of Pre-Health and Interprofessional Education Anne Schempp, MPAS, PA-C, has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) End of Curriculum Exam Development Board. As chair of this board, Schempp will help develop and oversee a new exam for graduating PA […]

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