Yale School of Medicine PA Online News

Yale PA Online Student Awarded PA Foundation Scholarship

Brennon Taylor Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Online student Brennon Taylor (Class of 2023) was one of 52 PA students awarded a scholarship from the PA Foundation in the 2022 application cycle. PA Foundation scholarships support PA students who “demonstrate a passion for the profession and healthcare-related community service.” The PA Foundation featured Taylor in a solicitation it sent to potential donors on Giving Tuesday. In this communication, Taylor states, “Receiving this scholarship means that I have a platform to share my passion to promote minorities in medicine. I wish to be an example and positive role model […]

Cyntia Andrade Santamaria Pursues her Passions in the Yale PA Online Program

Born and raised in Ecuador, Cyntia Andrade Santamaria was selected as one of three in her country for a grant designated to low-income students who had demonstrated leadership skills to attend college in the United States. The first in her family to receive a college degree, she was not sure what she wanted to study, but she had always enjoyed math, chemistry, and biology. One of her high school teachers suggested she go into engineering, and she thought she would give it a try.

Aspiring to Make a Difference for People Who Have Been Forgotten

In the maximum-security prison where Quita Griffith worked, it was common knowledge that being called to the chaplain’s office meant that someone had died. Griffith had moved to the US from Trinidad with aspirations to become “the greatest therapist in the world,” and she was following her passion working with individuals in corrections. But the prison system was its “own weird ecosystem,” she says.

Students Participate in PAEA Student Health Policy Fellowship

Three Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant Online (PA Online) Program students have been selected for the prestigious Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Student Health Policy Fellowship over the past three years. Each year up to 20 PA students from across the United States are chosen to participate in this program.