Happy PA Week!


October 6th is Physician Assistant/Associate (PA) Day and this week, Oct 6-12 we celebrate PAs!

The PA profession was founded in 1965 when the first class was formed at Duke University Medical Center by Dr. Eugene Stead. Since then, hundreds of thousands of PAs have made an impact on healthcare, practicing medicine, treating our patients and expanding access to care.

Our numbers continue to grow- currently there are 148,000 certified PAs in the US. Thousands of Pre-PAs apply for those coveted seats. There are currently 277 accredited PA programs and many practicing PAs have even continued their education to get a Doctoral Degree.

2021 Certainly hasn’t been an easy run BUT we are SOOO happy to have several giveaways to celebrate PA Week 2021! These giveaways are for practicing PAs and our future PAs! Take a look below (keep scrolling, there are a BUNCH of them!) and sign up for those you are interested in! One entry per email!

Scrubs from Medelita (Instagram Giveaway)

We have partnered with @medelita_gram for one lucky winner to receive a custom embroidered MEDELITA lab coat OR scrub jacket AND scrub set in the style of your choice.

1️⃣ “Like” the Medelita Giveaway IG post⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
2️⃣ Be sure to follow @empoweredpas & @medelita_gram
3️⃣ Tag a deserving colleague that could also use some new MEDELITA gear with the 🤞 emoji!
*𝘔𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 (𝘮𝘢𝘹 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝟻 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵)
*𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 October 12, 2021 @ 𝘮𝘪𝘥𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘗𝘚𝘛
*𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴


CPAC: Master the Boss Mindset Negotiation Masterclass

Need to learn how to negotiate better? Kasey and the CPAC team have been super generous and are giving away an ENTIRE MASTERCLASS COURSE! It starts mid-November so check your calendar before you enter!

If you don’t win, don’t worry you can use our discount code to enroll for 10% OFF: “Empowered10” at Negotiation Masterclass


MyPAbox: A Tool Empowering Pre-PAs

If you are a Pre-PA student and HAVEN’T heard of MyPAbox, let me share.. I love that basically replaces that huge excel spreadsheet we all put together. The two PAs that created it are passionate and have been kind enough to give a year subscription away! Want to learn more? Visit MyPAbox (15% off with code: EmpoweredPAs) and check out my interview with Jacob.


Surviving PA School by John Bielinski

If you haven’t heard of this book yet, you will soon! John is a PA educator and entrepreneur, and owner of a continuing medical education company- CME4Life- and has donated many books to give away! If you are a Pre-PA student, this one is definitely something you’ll want to get for yourself! You can also purchase it here!


The Laceration Course

Dr. O’Malley is an awesome Emergency Physician who created an online suture course, and is giving one away in celebration of PA week!!


We hope you have an AMAZING PA week! We will announce the winners on the 13th! If you want more great PA and Future PA content, follow us on social media too!

-Courtney, Chris & Becky

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Physician Assistant, Owner and Blogger at EmpoweredPAs.com. Currently practicing in a Pediatric Emergency Department, overseeing and developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines with teams of amazing people, supporting and mentoring Pre-PA and PA Students, with a hope to advance our profession and give PAs the tools and resouces they need to advance their careers.