Nathan McCloskey Nathan McCloskey, PA-S

Cardiology has been one of the most challenging and rewarding clinical units we have covered thus far in our didactic coursework. The complexity of cardiology makes it easy to feel overwhelmed in the nuances of the diagnoses and management of the many diseases of the heart. Thankfully, at the end of each clinical unit the Duke Physician Assistant Program incorporates common problem lab sessions to synthesize and reflect the material we learn in the classroom into clinical cases. 

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Alissa Binford Alissa Binford, PA-S

I was asked to write a blog entry on "what I wish I had known about PA school." The truth is, this was a very difficult idea to corral and translate onto paper (you're reading draft number 6).

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Audrey Fortezzo Audrey Fortezzo, PA-S

That first day walking into gross anatomy lab was an experience I will never forget. I was a little nervous, but mostly curious about the whole process. Having never worked with cadavers before, I had no idea what to expect.

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Eric Langhans Eric Langhans, PA-S

Duke Medicine Mission

Duke Medicine strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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Enoch Asiedu Enoch Asiedu, PA-S

Orientation week in perspective

The anticipation only intensified as months turned into weeks, then weeks into days. The thought of leaving behind everything I knew to relocate to a new and unfamiliar environment brought a mix of emotions. On the one hand I was impatient for the start of this new journey. On the other hand, change is something I am inclined to resist and so I was a bit anxious. Even still, I knew it was going to be worth every bit of my discomfort.

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