Activity at PA education conference
The Physician Assistant (PA) Education Association included a Hill Day during their annual conference 11-14 November 2015, which took place in Washington DC. Approximately 260 PA faculty members and students visited senate and congressional offices to discuss newly introduced legislation to support for PA education and research as well as other PA-related topics. Three faculty members from MEDEX Northwest participated: FJ (Gino) Gianola, Keren Wick and Pat Hensch. The MEDEX group visited the offices of Senators Maria Cantwell (WA), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Patty Murray (WA), and Dan Sullivan (AK) as well as those for Representatives Jim McDermott (WA) and Don Young (AK). Although the Senators and Representatives were home on recess, MEDEX faculty were able to meet with legislative aides and interns to discuss the two new house bills.