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Empowered PAs across the nation have spoken! You’ll find tips about evidence based practice, as well as our two blog series: a “PA Leadership” and “A Day in the Life of a PA”. 

Attend a Pre-PA Conference in New Jersey on August 3

Attend a Pre-PA Conference in New Jersey on August 3

This is REALLY short notice, but recently I was contacted by a brand new PA program in NJ who is...

What Political Issues Are Physician Assistants Facing?

What Political Issues Are Physician Assistants Facing?

What PAs Need to Know: An Update from the March 2019 AAPA Leadership Advocacy Summit in Washington DC Do you...

Why PAs Should Prioritize Self-Care

Why PAs Should Prioritize Self-Care

PAs should be living a life with intention and balance Courtney Titus, MPAS, PA-C, EMT-P I have to be honest,...

PA Apathy: Why Voting for PA Leaders Matters

Physician Assistants often work very hard to become the amazing clinicians they are, yet statistically, only a fraction are involved...

Brie Marks, Neurology Physician Assistant 1

A Day in the Life of a Neurology PA: Brie Marks, PA-C

There are many specialties a physician assistant can work in, and today we are highlighting the field of inpatient neurology!...

Life Hacks for Busy Physician Assistants

Life Hacks for Busy PAs

Before PA School I didn’t think life could get any busier. Studying for undergraduate finals, working part-time and shadowing left...

A Day in the Life of a Urology PA: Jessica Matande, PA-C

The Physician Assistant career is unique because PAs have the option of working in a variety of fields. Jessica Matande’s...

Physician Assistants, It’s Time for a Change

Physician Assistants, It’s Time for a Change

My dear PA friends, I’m tired. I know you all feel me. You are tired too. We all work as...

A Day in the Life of an Interventional Radiology PA: Edward Mathes, PA-C

If you love procedures, pay attention. Edward Mathes is a PA who works in the field of Interventional Radiology (IR)...

PA Leadership Series: Jennifer Orozco, PA-C

I’m SOOO excited to introduce this next person! Jennifer Orozco is the Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Rush University,...

PA Leadership Series: Afton Heitzenrater, PA-C

I’m excited to continue posting for our PA Leadership Blog series. Afton is an amazing PA leader as well as...

Podcast Ep 2: Things You Can Do Today As A PA That Will Change Your Life

Podcast Ep 2: Things You Can Do Today As A PA That Will Change Your Life

"What do you want to do to elevate your career as a Physician Assistant, to take you to the next level?"

Podcast Episode 1: Welcome to the EmpoweredPAs.com Podcast!

Welcome to the Podcast! I’m SOOOOOO Excited to introduce you all to the EmpoweredPAs.com Podcast! Physician Assistants and Physician Associates...

A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgery PA: Emily Hedley, PA-C

Another fabulous post for our blog series A Day in the Life of a PA. Emily Hedley, MSM, PA-C tells...

Empowered PAs Spotlight: Shalon Buchs, PA-C

Empowered PAs Spotlight: Shalon Buchs, PA-C

Calling all FAPA (Florida Academy of Physician Assistants) Members! If you live in Florida, and are a member of the...

A Day in the Life of an ENT PA: Ngan Lam, PA-C

  I’m excited to share with you the second post in our “A Day in the Life of  PA” blog...

PA Leadership Series: Kristopher Maday, PA-C

This guy! I’m excited to introduce this next PA in our Leadership series! He is an involved, active supporter of...

PA Leadership Series: Savanna Perry, PA-C

Pre-PAs, stay tuned at the end for a discount code PLUS a great giveaway! Whaaat!? Oh, I’m so darn excited...

PA Leadership Series: Lianne Hahn, PA-C

Lianne is a PA Entrepreneur with a very busy schedule! She works clinically as a contracted PA in several different...

PA Leadership Series: Kris Pyles-Sweet, PA-C

Kris is a fantastic example of a leader within the PA profession. She wears many hats, including being the owner...

A Day in the Life of a Primary Care/Urgent Care PA: Eve Massarsky, PA-C

This is the first of a new blog series! Our “A Day in the Life of a PA” series will...

PA Leadership Series: Ken Ferrell, PA

If you read nothing else on this website, take the time to read this. Ken Ferrell is the last surviving...

PA Leadership Series: Jordan G. Roberts, PA-C

Jordan is one of the first PAs on social media to reach out when EmpoweredPAs.com was developed and has been...

Success as a PA

Success as a PA

As we continue with the PA Leadership series, this was one of my very first blog posts, and I thought...

Pre-PA Mentors and Mentees

Pre-PA Mentors and Mentees

I remember when I was deciding to become a PA. I had already shadowed a few PAs in a local emergency...

PA Leadership Series: Jamie Kemp, PA-C

  Jamie was kind enough to answer our Q&A questions for the PA Leadership blog series. She has been practicing...

PA Leadership Series: David Mittman, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: David Mittman, PA-C

This is one of several interviews as part of our PA Leadership blog series. Over the next few weeks, we will...

PA Leadership Series: Jaclyn Rohan, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: Jaclyn Rohan, PA-C

Jacklyn Rohan is a great example of all the ways PAs can be amazing. She is also a 2011 graduate...

7 Things You Should Do Before PA School Starts

PA school is like riding on top of a train, all you can do is hang on and hope you...

PA Leadership Series: John Bielinski, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: John Bielinski, PA-C

This is the first of several interviews as part of our PA Leadership blog series. Over the next few weeks,...

Rapid Strep Tests in Kids- Can You Apply Centor Criteria?

Rapid Strep Tests in Kids- Can You Apply Centor Criteria?

Ah, Strep. The “bread and butter” diagnosis of urgent care, ER and primary medicine. As a PA, do you use...

On to Greener Pastures: A Pilot PA Program in Ireland

On to Greener Pastures: A Pilot PA Program in Ireland

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel across the globe and work as a physician assistant...

PA Associations

Below is a list of every PA association that I am currently aware of. Each link is a great resource...

Pediatric BRUE (Brief Resolved Unexplained Event): What PAs Should Know

Pediatric BRUE (Brief Resolved Unexplained Event): What PAs Should Know

You are a physician assistant working a shift in the pediatric emergency department when EMS calls in a report of...

A Letter To My Supervising Physician:

A Letter To My Supervising Physician:

I see you. Staying past your already too long shift to help care for a sick patient. Staying to help...

Searching for the Right PA Program

If you are looking into going to PA School you are likely definitely overwhelmed. The right school for you may...

The IV Fluid Shortage: The Struggle is Real

The IV Fluid Shortage: The Struggle is Real

If you are a PA working in a hospital setting, you are no stranger to the recent increase in emails...