Written by Raleigh Dettlinger, PAS-1: Slow cooker recipes are the perfect way to make healthy, hearty, and easy meals during hectic school weeks. Put together ingredients in the morning, let the slow cooker run throughout the day, and you will return to a wonderful, hot dinner. Your house will smell amazing when you return as… Continue reading PA School Fall Recipes
Written by Melissa Oliver, PA-S1 In case you missed it, here is a quick recap of how CUPA 2018 spent the majority of last week. National PA week was October 6th-12th – what better way to start off block 2 than celebrating our future profession? Our class was involved in several different activities to not… Continue reading PA Week Recap!
Hien Nguyen, PA-S1: Nine weeks, six check lists, one OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination), two lab-practicals, three comprehensive exams, one genetics debate, one genetics presentation, one health policy final, and one summative physical exam later, I can excitingly say that my classmates and I have completed Block One of PA school!! Over the last several… Continue reading End of Block One – We Did It!
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%… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Successful OSCE