Written by Mandi Harrison, PA-S1: The United States is suffering from an overdose epidemic. Men and women of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds are falling into the wrath of drug addiction, with an average of 120 overdose deaths per day. Since 2010, the number of people dying exclusively from heroin has skyrocketed up 584%… Read More International Drug Overdose Awareness Day
Recently in May the PA Class of 2017 traveled to San Antonio, TX for the annual AAPA Conference. With less than a week left of our didactic year, conference is the last on our minds, but for those who attended, I am assured that we are better prepared to face whatever is thrown our way… Read More CUPA Visits the Lone Star State for the 2016 AAPA Conference
On Saturday June 18th, the Campbell PA class of 2017 participated in a Mock Mass Casualty Incident. An MCI is an event where a catastrophe is simulated and students learn to quickly assess, triage, and treat patients. This year the event was a tornado that hit Buies Creek. The event was run by several students… Read More Mock Mass Casualty Incident
Each OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) is unique: the patient, vital signs, symptoms, history, disease, treatment, plan… it all varies dramatically from one OSCE to the next. But one thing (for me, at least) hasn’t changed much since my first OSCE: the feeling of falling short afterward. When I walk out of the OSCE suite… Read More 5 Tips for a Successful OSCE
He told them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all.” Mark 16:15 COL William Pickard, a pharmacy professor at Campbell humbly lead a team of 8 DO students, 8 Pharmacy students, 2 PA students, 2 PT students, a translator, a Christian high schooler, 3 professors from each field, and 2… Read More Called to Serve – A Mission Trip to Honduras
On February 27th, fifteen of our incredible 2017 CU Physician Assistant students organized and participated in a successful dog wash event at the Unleashed Dog and Cat Pet Store in Cary. During our three hours of washing approximately 18-20 dogs, we were able to raise enough donations that allowed us to give back to Harnett… Read More Paws for a Cause
As a Campbell Alumni and a life-long resident of Harnett County, receiving my letter of acceptance to CUPA was a dream come true. I quickly sent in my deposit and began reflecting over all of the advantages of returning to a place of comfort. My time as an undergraduate student at Campbell was amazing and… Read More Sleep, Study, or Socialize. Pick One.