“Hospitalist medicine, which is one of the fastest growing fields in health care, provides care for patients whose primary care physician does not do hospital rounds. As a team of 10 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, we are responsible for the care of the patients from admission until discharge.”
PA Program Students Provide Health Care in Guatemala
The group took medications - from antibiotics to pain relievers - and other supplies that were either donated or purchased at a discounted price. They moved from village to village - five in all - setting up makeshift clinics in large gymnasium-style buildings. People, mostly women and children, lined up each day, waiting hours for treatment.
Read more about the program's service trips to Guatemala in GoForward.
Seton Hill Students Receive Awards from Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
Kellen Homer (far right) and Elise Etelamaki (next to Kellen) both received awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants at their October 2013 conference in Erie, Pa. (Kellen and Elisa are shown here with student award winners from other schools.) Kellen received the Thomas J. Lemley Award for Health Disparity, while Elise accepted the Nathaniel Alston Student Achievement Award. Both awards have associated scholarships. For more information on the society and the awards, visit the PSPA site.
96% of Seton Hill's Physician Assistant Program graduates who have taken the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) in the past five years have passed on their first attempt.