Yale School of Medicine PA Online News

Consider the Kidney: An Interview with Mark Perazella, Medical Director for Yale PA Online

Dr. Mark Perazella, medical director of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant Online Program and the Yale Physician Associate Program, is researching a health issue of growing importance: the impact of intense exercise on the kidneys. Perazella senses that “with more people doing more strenuous things like ultramarathons, kidney injury is happening more often.”

Yale PA Online Welcomes First Class at White Coat Ceremony

On March 12, 2018, the inaugural Yale PA Online class held their White Coat Ceremony on the Yale Campus, the first of many traditions to be established by the pioneering class. On this special occasion, 42 students gathered before their families, friends, and professors inside Yale’s Battell Chapel to receive the white coats that symbolize the beginning of their journey as future physician assistants.

“Let’s Handle This:” An Interview with Mary Showstark, M.S., PA-C

In 1992, when Mary Showstark was 12 years old, Hurricane Andrew nearly ripped the roof off her family’s house in Miami. Today, Showstark specializes in disaster response, serving with the National Disaster Medical System External link  and other medical relief organizations. For National PA Week we spoke to Showstark about her deployment to provide medical care after earthquakes and hurricanes all over the world.

Behind the Bow Tie: An Interview with Dr. William Stewart

Since arriving on campus as a graduate student, Dr. Stewart has established himself as one of the University’s most collaborative scholars and a dedicated educator who is deeply invested in the growth of his students. We recently spoke with Dr. Stewart about his time at Yale and his trademark bow tie.