1. Jacob Hauptman PA-C

    An Inexact Science

    The following is by PAGH President Jacob Hampton PA-C and was featured in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of the Nexus.  Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that as an organization, they underestimated the Ebola outbreak which held West Africa in a tense grip during 2014 and which still continues to be a major source of concern. Although it is always important to reflect on improvements which can lead to a better, more effective response, for those of our members who have practiced medicine in low resource areas, they can understand the difficulty that the WHO as...
  2. Jacob Hauptman PA-C

    2015 PAGH Student Scholarship: Due May 22nd, 2015

    PAGH is happy to announce that the application cycle for the 2015 PAGH Student Scholarship is now open. A few key things to note: There will be four $250 scholarships available so your chances are good but only if you apply! The scholarship cannot be for a clinical rotation which occurs before April 1st, 2015 BUT it can be used for a clinical rotation that takes place up to April 1st, 2016. The due date is May 22nd, 2015 at 11:59pm PST Please ensure your submissions have the correct wording in the subject line so that we...
  3. Jacob Hauptman PA-C

    URGENT – Typhoon Haiyan Relief – Please Help if You Can

    Good day, All, As most of you already know, one of the most beautiful places in the world, Coron, Philippines, was greatly devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The PA students have already collected medical supplies, food, clothing, and stuffed animals for the people of this area. They have also sent 2 large boxes of these supplies at a decreased cost through collaboration with a local organization. One of our PA students, Paula Purpera, coincidentally had already booked a trip to this area for mid-December. She is leaving the US on December 16th, arriving in Manila on December 18th and will acquire...
  4. Jacob Hauptman PA-C

    Applying Yourself Locally to The “Global” Health Movement

    In the United States, we often tend to think of the “global health movement” as an effort to improve the health of those in Third World countries. In reality, the health of all humans on the planet, including Americans, is crucial for us to address. Although we as providers can still dedicate much of our efforts to areas of the world that need it most, we must not forget those in the United States. Whether its on a local level or a national level, your interest in global health can be applied in our very own country. Undeniably there are those in our...

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