Yale School of Medicine PA Online News


First-Year PA Online Student Selected to Join PAEA’s Future Educator Development Committee

Mary Bradley, a first-year Yale Physician Assistant (PA) Online student, says she had “a pretty diverse career path” from high school science educator to PA student, with an unexpected detour into small business along the way.

Harvey Cushing’s Legacy Rests at the Intersection of Art and Science

Over a century after the late Harvey Cushing salvaged the first specimen in his collection of brains, the father of modern neurology would be pleased to see how his preserved registry is used for education at Yale School of Medicine, according to the exhibit coordinator.

Yale’s Medical Education Day: “Fulfilling a Vision”

“Med Ed Day,” sponsored by Yale School of Medicine’s Teaching and Learning Center celebrates the central role of medical education and its scholarship.

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 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.