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Yale PA Online Student Helps Afghan Refugees Arriving in the US

Yale PA Online Student Helps Afghan Refugees Arriving in the US

by Abigail Roth | This was originally posted by Yale School of Medicine. Christopher Wanka, first-year Yale PA Online Student At the peak of the influx of refugees from Afghanistan, Dulles International Airport in Virginia was receiving just under 5,000 refugees daily. It was not uncommon for about 50 of these arrivals each day to need medical care at a hospital. There were a variety of reasons the medical needs were so high. Refugees experienced long holding times overseas with little to no medical care, so the conditions of people with chronic medical issues or more fragile populations such as […]

Addressing the Global Health Care Workforce Crisis: A Medical Anthropological Approach

Mary Showstark

“A global health care workforce crisis exists. Physician assistant/physician assistant comparable (PA/PA-comparable) professions can help fill this gap especially in areas such as obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, and infectious disease.” This is how Mary Showstark, MPAS, PA-C, begins her introductory article in the volume of Social Innovations Journal entitled A Healthcare Workforce Cadre That Meets A Country’s Needs, for which she was guest edition curator and editor.