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March 24, 2014
 

Carroll University Student PAs Receive National Honors

Two students in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Carroll University have received accolades on a national level.

John W. "JJ" Jenkins is a second-year PA student and class president. He was invited to be the only student presenter at the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants conference in April 2014.

He will present "The Wisconsin Student Veteran Survey," which was developed with Dr. Jeffrey Whittle, a researcher and professor of internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee. They developed the first statewide survey that includes public, private and technical post-secondary student veterans to answer the question, "What can Wisconsin's post-secondary institutions do to better serve military student veterans and help them achieve academic success?"

Joseph Steiner, a first-year PA student, will attend the American Academy of Physician Assistants conference in May 2014. He is the first Carroll University Physician Assistant Student Society member to be invited as an AAPA House of Delegates representative, and the only student from Wisconsin with this distinction.

At the conference, he will gain a behind-the-scenes look at the organization, and have the opportunity to influence change and advance the field by voting on important legislation that will impact the PA profession, PA students across the nation and Carroll University's PA program.

"These opportunities are quite an honor for our program, Carroll University and, of course, for JJ and Joe," said Barbara Bahrke, interim program director, clinical coordinator and assistant professor of physician assistant studies.

 
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