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    Meet Some of June’s Newest PAGH Members

    A big welcome to all our new PAGH members in June! We had about 30 new members and it was one of our busiest months to date!  We are getting very excited about our upcoming conference in September.  We have decided to post the profiles of select new members each month as a way to help you learn about your fellow PAGH members. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to tell us a bit about themselves, upload a photo or detail your past experiences. It is wonderful to know that so many PAs are out there...
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    PAGH – 2013 Student Scholarship Winners

    The fundamental mission of PAGH is to support PAs and PA students who are actively engaged in the improvement of access and care in health professional shortage areas worldwide. One of the ways we do this is by providing both fellow and student scholarships which PAGH hopes will enable our members to continue their pursuit of global health. This year at the AAPA conference in Washington DC, we awarded four student scholarships which will help our student members achieve their global goals! With almost 20 outstanding applicants, it was a difficult selection process but we finally were...
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    Physician Assistant Positions Open in Afghanistan

      Onsite OHS is looking for PAs to work in Afghanistan. Make a difference to EXPATS and Third Country Nationals in our clinics. Bring your boots and spirit of adventure! 12 month contract up to $205,000 plus benefits. For more information please go to or contact  ...
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    Spotlight On: Nageen Farmand Highlighting the Accomplishments of our Members

    This month we talked with Nageen Farmand, a physician assistant who, after finishing her training at Western University of Health Sciences in 2006, has dedicated the majority of her work to the uninsured and homeless populations of Los Angeles. What is the background of The Saban Free Clinic, where is it located, and who does it serve? The Saban Free Clinic, also known as “The Los Angeles Free Clinic”, serves as a medical home for those that are homeless, uninsured and underserved. There are three sites, all located in Los Angeles. The Beverly site is primarily run...
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    Physician Assistant Global Health Volunteer Opportunities

    Mountain Medics International Clinic in Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru. Christian Medical and Dental Assistance Looking for mission volunteers. Hospitals of Hope Year-Round Clinic work opportunities in Bolivia, Haiti, and Liberia. Timmy Global Health Looking for volunteers year-round. Health Volunteers Overseas Looking for volunteers to train and educate local health care providers around the world. Flying Samaritans Mexico Looking for volunteers year-round for Baja California, Mexico. Heart to Heart International Weekly trips to Hait and Guatemala. Panama Global Connections Schedules trips as volunteers become available. Nunoa Project Two trips a year...
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    Changing Circumstances During International Work by Dr. Paul Dohrenwend

    This is a great lecture titled "Changing Circumstances During International Work" by Dr. Paul Dohrenwend, MD. It was recorded at the 2012 PAGH Global Health Symposium. Dr. Dohrenwend is an Emergency Medicine doctor who shares his experience and passion for global health. In this video Dr. Dohrenwend discusses the "ins and outs" of international medical work. Topics include: Malpractice insurance Transportation Security The acquisition of medications and supplies (CMMB) (MAP.ORG) Overseas accommodation Operating international clinics Connecting patients to services How to deal with the unexpected surprises you are likely to encounter while doing overseas medical work. This...
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    A Student’s View: Puerto Plata Province, The Dominican Republic

    House calls are not just a thing of the past. This is just one of the things I learned from my month in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic (DR) this spring during my global health clinical rotation. It rained daily the first week as we walked in the muddy dirt streets on the way to the villages to see patients, and I vividly remember some of the sights that we passed. A dead dog on the side of the road one morning. Half-naked children playing in the mud. A woman walking with a massive bowl of peanuts balanced precariously on...
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    2013 PAGH Student Scholarship Application

    General Requirements: Current PAID PAGH member Applicants must be enrolled in an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant program Applicant cannot be a current PAGH board member or other employee or PAGH volunteer involved with financial decision making Applicants must send a letter from their university stating the applicant is in good standing with their academic institution Applicants must submit a written essay, minimum 500 words, addressing essay question listed below on application.  We advise the student covers topics such as international PA work ,working with underserved populations as a PA, educational objectives for going on such an international rotation,...
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    Physian Assistant Student’s View: Medical Mission Trips Abroad

    I signed up for PA school knowing I would love the profession but not realizing how drastically it would change my life. I have been on one mission trip to Mexico building homes and lived in India volunteering with a school and both times very much enjoyed the experiences, but this trip was different. My first night in Honduras, I was informed that I would have my own clinic and see my own patients. I was allowed to diagnose and prescribe without a preceptor. I felt very nervous, what if I miss something? What if I diagnose the wrong thing? I woke up...

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