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Emory PA Student One of Ten National PAEA Health Policy Fellows

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Jeremy Amayo, PA-S2 is one of 10 PA students selected to participate in the inaugural Student Health Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). This fall, student fellows will travel to Washington, DC on a full paid stipend. Under the direction of PA faculty, student fellows will participate in a three-day intensive workshop focusing on three areas:

Advocacy: student fellows will learn how the legislative process works, primarily at the federal level, and how to become effective advocates.

Leadership: student fellows will build and refine the skills necessary to organize and lead others in advancing health policy issues at the local, state and national level.

 

PAs in the Health Care Environment: student fellows will develop an appreciation for the role of PAEA and AAPA in advancing the goals of PA education and practice communities at large.

Jeremy is interested in learning how to advocate for the removal of unnecessary barriers to PA practice in the US. In many states, obsolete and irrelevant laws unnecessarily limit PA practice. He believes that “The persistence of these barriers prevent PAs from practicing to the fullest extent of their education and experience. Ultimately, this outdated legislature promotes large-scale inefficiencies that negatively impact patient care.”

Jeremy serves as the class of 2015 President and Technology Representative. Class of 2014 President Shey Howard was selected as an alternate if any of the 10 can not attend the sessions.

To learn more about the PAEA Student Health Policy Fellowship, visit www.PAEAonline.org.

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