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First Rounds (FR) — news written by students, for students — is seeking a motivated PA student to serve as the Assistant Editor for 2017-2018. The Assistant Editor position is a 2-year commitment; the student will then become Editor when his/her predecessor graduates. The duties of the Assistant Editor include, but are not limited to: Collaborate with AAPA editorial director and FR editor to develop quarterly themes. Respond to inquires and revise article submissions. Assemble the final selection of articles, photos, and photo release documentation. Edit and prepare a minimum of one article every two months for publication on AAPA’s PAs Connect news feed. Commit to the role of Assistant Editor March 2016-2017 and the editor position in March 2017. Be flexible with scheduling, be adaptable, and communicate effectively with the entire First Rounds team. Assist with promotion and advertising of First Rounds to PA programs nationwide via social media. Organize and maintain contact databases, articles, and emails. In addition, the Assistant Editor and editor will both receive a $500 stipend to attend AAPA Conference 2017 in Las Vegas to promote and advocate for First Rounds. If you are a proactive, current PA student with a strong interest in writing and editing opportunities, please send a resume or CV with your name, PA program, graduation date, and a short summary of why you would be a great FR Assistant Editor to FirstRoundsSubmission@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2017. Phone interviews will be held the first week of April. Requirements: Must be a current PA student in good standing with an ARC-PA accredited PA program Must be a current member of AAPA The selected candidate must have at least one year remaining in school as of December 2017. (i.e. graduation date of December 2018 or later) Those with prior writing or editing experience will be given preference, but it is not required. For more information, please contact Editor Mia McDonald at FirstRoundsSubmission@gmail.com. https://www.aapa.org/pas-connect/2017/02/wanted-assistant-editor-first-rounds/
Wanted: Social Media Coordinator! First Rounds is seeking a motivated PA student to serve as social media coordinator for 2016-2017. The position is a 1-year commitment with the option to extend the role for a second year. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1. Consistently create engaging content for social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter 2. Keep up-to-date with additional news and opportunities for PA students that are relevant to the FR audience 3. Increase FR brand awareness to PA students and programs nationwide 4. Possess outstanding written communication skills. 5. Effectively utilize humor and wit while maintaining a professional tone in written content 6. Commit to the role of assistant editor October 2016-2017. 7. Be flexible with scheduling, be adaptable, and communicate effectively with the entire team If you are a proactive, current PA student with a strong interest in social networking opportunities, please send a resume or CV with your name, PA program, graduation date, and a short summary of why you would be a great FR social media coordinator to FirstRoundsSubmission@gmail.com. Please include 1-3 examples of your social media interactions. The position includes an optional $400 reimbursement stipend to attend the 2017 AAPA Conference in Las Vegas. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2016. Interviews will be held at the beginning of October. Requirements: 1. Must be a current PA student in good standing with an ARC-PA accredited PA program 2. Must be a current member of AAPA 3. The selected candidate must have at least one year remaining in school as of October 2016. (i.e. graduation date of October 2017 or later) * Those with prior social media experience will be given preference, but it is not required. Check out the original post on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/firstrounds/photos/a.459401247586706.1073741828.458562654337232/498591923667638/?type=3&theater
#PAstudents- do you have a story to share about your plans after graduation from PA school? If so, we want to hear about it! My Plans After Graduation: The flexibility of the PA profession allows us all to practice medicine in various specialties, subspecialties, primary care, population health, public policy, internationally, and beyond. Do you have any extraordinary plans after PA school? Planning to work or volunteer abroad? Working for the Peace Corps? Applying for postgraduate fellowships, residencies, or other post-graduate training? First Rounds - PA Professional's student news section - is looking for stories about unique opportunities after PA school. Tell us how your plans after PA school are unique. We ask that articles be no longer than 600 words and written in a conversational manner. Email your article to us at FirstRoundsSubmission@gmail.com by July 20, 2016 for the September issue of First Rounds in American Academy of PAs! Also, like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/firstrounds/ Or on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/firstrounds
Differing cultural views can influence the way patients respond to medical services and preventive interventions. Have you experienced cultural barriers in healthcare delivery while in PA school? Have you had an interesting encounter with diverse populations or health disparities? First Rounds - PA Professional's student news section - is looking for stories about these experiences. Tell us how you tailored healthcare delivery to meet patient’s social, cultural or linguistic needs. We ask that articles be no longer than 600 words and written in a conversational manner. For more information or to submit a proposal, contact First Rounds Editor Paul Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org. First drafts are due by March 21, 2016.