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Commencement 2016: Confetti rains down on physician assistant celebration

On May 13, the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC held a satellite commencement ceremony at the southwest lawn of the Allan Hancock Foundation Building on University Park Campus. There were 54 graduates from the program this year. Several leaders from the Keck School were present at the

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Students throw cardinal and gold confetti in celebration at the end of the Primary Care Physician Assistant satellite commencement ceremony on May 13, 2016 at the University Park Campus.

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Students throw cardinal and gold confetti in celebration at the end of the Primary Care Physician Assistant satellite commencement ceremony on May 13, 2016 at the University Park Campus.

Commencement 2016: Confetti rains down on physician assistant celebration

On May 13, the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC held a satellite commencement ceremony at the southwest lawn of the Allan Hancock Foundation Building on University Park Campus. There were 54 graduates from the program this year. Several leaders from the Keck School were present at the

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Students pose with Congresswoman Karen Bass, an alumni of the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in front of her office on Capitol Hill.

PA Program travels to Washington DC on advocacy trip

This spring break, students from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC attended the fourth annual Advocacy Trip to Washington, D.C. The experience is intended to promote leadership and inspire students to advocate for their profession and patients. This year 18 students traveled to meet with their congressional

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Researchers find uninsured children most at risk for insufficient health care experiences

While medical home care may be improving primary care for children, these young patients may be disadvantaged by this team-based health care approach in other ways, according to a new study. Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC examined medical home trends in children’s primary care from 2003 to 2012 and found that

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HIgh school students interact with volunteers from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program during one of the PA Program's monthly Pipeline Program events.

PA program recognized for community outreach

Once a month, up to 60 local high school students join volunteers from the Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Keck School of Medicine of USC for the Pipeline Program, which teaches these students knowledge and skills that could transform their future careers. This program was one of the reasons cited by the Physician

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Maria Maldonado, instructor of clinical family medicine, holds the Excellence Through Diversity Award presented in November to the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck Medicine of USC.

National Physician Assistant group honors USC’s PA Program

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck Medicine of USC has won a prestigious award from the national Physician Assistant Education Association. The Excellence Through Diversity Award was presented Nov. 13 during the organization’s Education Forum held in Washington, DC. In addition to the USC winners, the organization recognized nine individuals who were chosen

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