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Elizabeth in the Operating Room, Physician Assistant

A Day in the Life of a Vascular and Thoracic Surgery PA: Elizabeth Dryden, PA-C

OH my PA friends, you are in for a treat. Today, my former PA school colleague, Elizabeth Dryden (formerly Diebert...

10 Tips To Help You Survive Working Night Shift

10 Tips To Help You Survive Working Night Shift

Podcast Episode 3: 10 Tips To Help You Survive Working Night Shift Night shift.. you either embrace it or loathe...

Pediatric Diversity Resources

As a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (PA), mother, and parent, I have been looking for resources on HOW to...

Unity in Healthcare Webinar

Unity in Healthcare Webinar

The Conversation Has Officially Started.. In June of 2020, some AMAZING and EMPOWERED PAs discussed topics including race, diversity, and...

Nonclinical Roles for PAs: Michelle Lim, PA-C, Medical Science Liaison

Nonclinical Roles for PAs: Michelle Lim, PA-C, Medical Science Liaison

Did you know PAs can work as Medical Science Liaisons? If you are a physician assistant (PA) looking for a...

COVID-19: What Can PAs Do to Help?

COVID-19: What Can PAs Do to Help?

Plus, a COVID-19 CDC resource list at the end of the post! Last night, as our house was winding down,...

Another Way to Pay for PA School

Covering the Cost of PA School How much does it cost to go to Physician Assistant (PA) school? Will federal...

PA Gift Buying Guide

PA Gift Buying Guide

Stuck on what to give your favorite PA? Regardless if it’s holiday gift shopping, birthday, PA week or for graduation,...

Canada Celebrates PA Day!

Canada Celebrates PA Day!

Today, November 27th, our neighbors to the north celebrate PA day throughout their country! Anne Dang, a PA, and amazing...

FAPA South Region Gives Back

FAPA South Region Gives Back

If you want some serious PA inspiration, then check out what Nicole Schtupak, the South Regional Director for the Florida...

PA Leadership Series: Jason Berger, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: Jason Berger, PA-C

Today is the last post for our PA week celebrations! We hope you have enjoyed our series of amazing PA...

PA Leadership Series: Kate Callaway, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: Kate Callaway, PA-C

Today we have another amazing and dedicated PA for our PA Leadership series! I first connected with Kate through the...

PA Leadership Series: Heather Gates, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: Heather Gates, PA-C

It has been an eventful PA week so far, and today we have an amazing PA I’m so excited to...

PA Leadership Series: Jacob Yakubov, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: Jacob Yakubov, PA-C

We continue PA Week 2019 celebrations and today, I’m so excited to introduce another awesome PA for our leadership series!...

PA Leadership Series: Nicole Schtupak, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: Nicole Schtupak, PA-C

We are continuing our celebrations of PA week by featuring another amazing PA for our PA Leadership series! I was...

PA Leadership Series: Greg Burns, PA-C

PA Leadership Series: Greg Burns, PA-C

Today I’m excited to continue the celebration of PA week by introducing you to a PA who has spent quite...

Happy PA Week 2019!

Happy PA Week 2019!

Today, October 6th officially kicks off PA week and we, at EmpoweredPAs are beyond excited! There is so much to...

PA Spotlight: Brandon Hughey, PA-S2 is Running for PAFT Student Director at Large

PA Spotlight: Brandon Hughey, PA-S2 is Running for PAFT Student Director at Large

Empowered PAs has always been about promoting the “go-getters”.. those PAs (and PA students) who look to go the extra...

A Day in the Life of a Primary Care, Telemedicine PA: Desmond Watt, PA-C

A Day in the Life of a Primary Care, Telemedicine PA: Desmond Watt, PA-C

I’m pleased to share this (long time coming) article for our A Day in the Life of a Physician Assistant...

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...

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

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

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...

Things You Can Do Today As A PA That Will Change Your Life

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?"

Empowered PAs Physician Assistant Podcast

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

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...