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Physician Assistant Program Clinical Director Has Article Published

Jane R. ArenasJane R. Arenas, clinical director of the Physician Assistant Program at Pennsylvania College of Technology, wrote an article that was published in the Fall 2004 newsletter of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

Her article, “A Tribute to Communities that Support Physician Assistant Students,” describes how students, including those at Penn College, rely on medical professionals in communities throughout Pennsylvania to provide clinical education and training.

Penn College Physician Assistant students scrub up at Sunbury Community Hospital.The article features Sunbury Community Hospital and its invitation to Penn College Physician Assistant students to an operating-room workshop that provided real-life experiences such as surgical scrubbing, handling surgical instruments and working with laparoscopic equipment during a simulated surgical case.

In her article, Arenas expressed gratitude to Sunbury Community Hospital specifically, and community hospitals in general, for their interaction with and support of smaller physician assistant programs throughout the state.

For more information about the Physician Assistant Program at Penn College, call (570) 327-4779, send e-mail or visiton the Web.

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