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JMU Celebrates National PA Week

By: Lauren Mitchell
Posted: October 2, 2015

The week of October 6 - 12 is National Physician Assistant week. JMU’s Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) is hosting events all week to honor and recognize the work that PAs do. All events are open to the public.

Monday, October 5th: JMU is kicking off the national celebration by hosting a speaker to talk to attendees about medical error. The speech is called “Care, Communication, and Compassion: Lola's Story”. This educational program features Cathy Motley-Fitch and her husband Alan Fitch who lost their daughter after just three days of life due to medical error. This event will take place in the Madison Union Ballroom at 6:30pm and is open to everyone.

Tuesday, October 6th: Chili’s Restaurant is hosting a “Percent Night” and a portion of the profit goes towards the Physician Assistant Student Society. Come out to grab a bite to eat and to support the PA students.

Wednesday, October 7th: Blood Drive with the Virginia Blood Services taking place in HHS room 2018. Donate your blood to help someone who needs it!

Thursday, October 8th: Post your favorite PA picture on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #PAweek or tag @AAPAOrg! PAs and PA students are to post pictures with the contestant sign that follow the theme for the day. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the week. Read more https://www.aapa.org/SocialPAweek .

Friday, October 9th: Wear your favorite JMU PA Program T-shirt! Show your support for our program by wearing a T-shirt.

For more information about any of these events, contact PASS President Sallie Elliot elliotsb@jmu.edu


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