Congratulations on completing the first fifteen months of your future as a PA. You showed your resilience, passion and commitment to the PA profession. The faculty, staff and I are proud of you and your accomplishments. Take a breath, take a nap, reflect and celebrate YOU.
As you begin the clinical phase, you continue on our journey as a lifelong learner. You will apply the academic knowledge, leadership skills and interprofessional practice into real world clinical practice. The faculty, staff and I are here to support, guide and advise you on the next phase of your journey. The clinical phase requires long hours, dedication and discipline. Discipline to manage your study time while learning the skills to be an exemplary PA. You will learn the practice of medicine in the real world and how to adapt to meet the needs of your patients. Be proactive, challenge yourself, stay late to learn a new skill or improve on a skill.
I am excited to support you on this journey. Please feel free to reach out to me for any issues that arise. My goal is to support you in your journey as a PA and a future leader in the profession.
Susan M. Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA
Founding Program Director
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” JFK