Check out how PA programs nationwide celebrated PA Week, and get ideas for next year.
The creativity of PA program faculty and students never ceases to amaze us. From donuts to circular saws to dodgeball — 2015’s PA Week was a memorable one.
As part of their PA Week celebrations, Drexel University in Philadelphia hosted a blood pressure screening event, delivered handmade casseroles to a local homeless shelter, and collected personal care items for a shelter and clinic. Find more photos on the program’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
PA students at Florida International University in Miami staffed an info table at the institution’s community center. They also donated clothing and time to a local homeless shelter, Lotus House.
University of Alabama at Birmingham kicked off PA Week with students and faculty participating in a Habitat for Humanity build. Then the program hosted celebration lunches with each class, thanking them for choosing the PA profession, and held a White Coat Ceremony for its new 80-student class. To cap off the week, student teams participated in a dodge ball tournament, Dodging for Degrees,to raise money for scholarships for the School of Health Professions. See more photos on Facebook.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois, has three veterans in its first-year PA class, and in honor of PA Week, they decided to recreate the “Lifesavers then. . . Caregivers Now” statue found on the University of Utah’s campus. The students borrowed Vietnam War-era garb to make the statue re-creation as accurate as possible.
To help spread the word about the PA profession, PA students at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, hosted a table during the institution’s College Coffee event, which provides coffee and donuts for all students during a 30-minute break each Tuesday morning.