Bailey Bangerter Bailey Bangerter, PA-S

In July, I set out for my very first rotation: general surgery in Lumberton, NC. Still exhausted from the endless demands of didactic year, I tried to start clinical year with an open mind and a positive attitude.

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Donna Tuccero, M.D. Donna Tuccero, M.D.

While home visiting family for Christmas this year, my husband discovered a gem while poking through one of the old glass-lined book cases which were original to the house. “Look at this!” he exclaimed, and handed me a two-inch-thick volume covered in blue-faded linen.

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Sameer Sood, DO Sameer Sood, DO

2018: New Year, New Health Through Health Care

With the beginning of a new year, many of us create resolutions to do what we have been unable to in the past. We resolve to change our behaviors to lose weight, quit smoking, or write more (check!), but somehow 92 percent of us end up failing.

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Joe Chang, PA-S

Reflections from the First Semester

I began my journey as a PA student at the Duke Physician Assistant Program (DPAP) auspiciously, culminating with the White Coat Ceremony during the first week of orientation. This intimate ceremony initiated each of us into the PA profession, following the path of past and current PAs, who have contributed greatly to our profession.

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Joyce Copeland, MD Joyce Copeland, M.D.

It is Christmas evening and I have just returned from the annual family gathering and, while tired from the journey, I am filled with gratitude for having another set of memories to add to my life story. There are the long traditions such as always having the family together at our family home. Christmas services at the church I grew up in brings back such memories of my parents. The kids Christmas service is always full of surprises that everyone enjoys for its innocence and provides laughter which is such a healing experience.

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