Tag: Physician Assistant Studies

Students from Physician Assistant Program Raise $500 for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital


Students from UTHSC’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program recently raised $500 through t-shirt sales for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU). The IMCU is designed for children who have been released from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, but still need specialized nursing care and children who will require extensive discharge preparations before going home. The unit… Read More

UTHSC Celebrates 50 Years of the Physician Assistant Profession


As the physician assistant (PA) profession is approaching its 50th year of existence, many people are still not aware of the occupation, what it entails, and the significant impact it has in the health care community. The PA’s role is to see patients, order tests, perform procedures, and assist in surgery. PAs can also see… Read More

Pickup Selected As Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants


Leigh Anne Pickup, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Distinguished Fellow program was… Read More