SJVC Physician Assistant Class of 2011


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SJVC Physician Assistant Class of 2011

  1. 1. San Joaquin Valley College<br />Physician Assistant Program<br />Class of 2010/2011<br />
  2. 2. Community/PublicService<br />
  3. 3. Community public service<br />During a three-day CAPA conference in Palm Springs, California SJVC PA students contacted and organized a two-day benefit at Indio Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church. Public service included:<br />Collecting and delivering food to the church-run community service food bank. This center feeds over 700 homeless and needy families every month.<br />
  4. 4. Community public service<br />2. Cleaning, fixing, and painting a run down community center that was not in use due to its condition. The center is now being used as a local day care center for working parents in need.<br />
  5. 5. Communitypublic service<br />
  6. 6. Community/public service<br /> PA students, along with San Joaquin Valley College Associated Student Government, held a canned food drive to benefit students throughout the campus who were unable to provide Thanksgiving meals for their family. Through this program, over 50 families were provided healthy holiday meals.<br />
  7. 7. Community/public service<br />SJVC PA students took part in the 2nd annual Race Against Hunger benefiting Visalia Emergency Aid. Over 3,000 runners and walkers were able to raise over $56,000 to benefit those in our community. Every year VEA helps over 14,000 families and every month helps provide meals and clothing for over 2,700 children. <br />
  8. 8. Community/public service<br />SJVC PA students volunteered for the student organized blood drive with the American Red Cross.<br />SJVC PA class organized a canned food drive to benefit Visalia Emergency Aid. Over $200 was raised in food and donations.<br />
  9. 9. Community/public service<br />SJVC students organized a coat and clothing drive to benefit Visalia Woman’s Shelter. Over 600 coats, sweaters and clothing were collected and donated<br />
  10. 10. Community/public service<br />SJVC students celebrated PA week by honoring local PA’s all across San Joaquin and Tulare County by delivering coffee and pastries. Providers were also invited to PA celebration at a local venue.<br />
  11. 11. Public Education<br />
  12. 12. Public education<br />In collaboration with Anjelica Rogers, SJVC students taught local school children the importance of hand washing. Mrs. Rogers is the only Nurse serving 14 public schools, all of which are in the medically underserved community of Farmersville. <br />Throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley, four public schools were entertained with creative skits emphasizing not only the importance of hand washing, but also on proper techniques and the importance of using soap.<br />Over 600 students were educated with hope of preventing the spread of the H1N1 flu. <br />
  13. 13. Public education<br />In partnership with the National Immunization Awareness <br />SJVC developed and maintains a webpage to help promote <br />vaccinations.<br /> This webpage also gives parents information <br />about common diseases and common ages at which <br />children should be immunized.<br /><br />
  14. 14. Diversity<br />SJVC Physician Assistant Program receives award for PAEA’s Excellence Through Diversity Award<br />CAPA Newsletter January/February 2009<br />
  15. 15. Diversity<br /> The student body consists of 42 students, most of which are from the Central San Joaquin Valley. Diversity is displayed by a total of 35 different foreign languages and over 14 ethnic backgrounds among our SJVC students<br />Ethnic backgrounds include: Russian, Salvadorian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Laotian, Iranian, Pakistani, Hispanic, Native American, Peruvian, African American, Caucasian, Indian, and Hmong.<br />
  16. 16. diversity<br /> SJVC PA program also boasts 15% Veterans and have several students who plan on serving in the military after graduation.<br />
  17. 17. diversity<br />SJVC student Louis Rosales PA-S<br />The Ruth Webb Minority Scholarship award winner.<br />
  18. 18. Professional Advocacy<br />
  19. 19. Professional advocacy<br />SJVC student Adam Marks PA-S receiving a Proclamation <br />from the Tulare County Board of Supervisors recognizing PA Week and the work of SJVC PA program within the community. <br />
  20. 20. Professional advocacy<br /> Junior Class President Jason George with Steve Hanson, President of AAPA. During PA week, the students presented Mr. Hanson with a LAMP award recognizing him for his leadership in the PA profession. <br /> Junior Class Vice-President Stephanie Rolfo presented Rosa Luna with a LAMP award. Mrs. Luna, a graduate of SJVC, was recognized for her involvement with childhood obesity, diabetes, and migrant farm workers.<br /> Senior Class President Adam Marks presented Ben Rivas with a LAMP award. Mr. Rivas was recognized for his guidance and leadership.<br />
  21. 21. Professional advocacy<br />Letter from U.S House of Representative Devin <br />Nunes recognizing Physician Assistant <br />Week 2009. <br />Mr. Nunes has recognized SJVC <br />for their committed and dedicated<br /> work throughout <br />the Central San Joaquin Valley.<br />
  22. 22. Professional advocacy<br /> On behalf of the SJVC PA program, Adam Marks received a Resolution from California State Assemblywoman Connie Conway for PA week 2009.<br />
  23. 23. Fund raising<br /> SJVC students held a fund raiser to benefit Lee National Denim Day for Breast Cancer Awareness.<br /> This charity is focused on finding a cure for breast cancer. During the 3-hour fund raiser, SJVC students generated over $100 by selling pink lemonade and pink cup cakes. All money was donated to support Breast Cancer Research.<br />
  24. 24. Class Unity<br />
  25. 25. Class unity<br /> Through class unity and team building, SJVC students continue to show commitment and dedication in learning clinical skills and techniques to better serve our communities.<br />
  26. 26. Class unity<br />All SJVC PA students take part in every social and class activity. These activities include:<br /><ul><li> Cultural Awareness Events
  27. 27. Community BBQ Events
  28. 28. Professional Meet & Greets
  29. 29. Various Fundraisers
  30. 30. October PA Week Events
  31. 31. Pre-PA Orientations
  32. 32. Weekly Study and focus Groups</li></li></ul><li>Work with Constituent organization<br /> Through the National health Service Corps Ambassador Project, SJVC students help to inspire, mentor, and prepare the next generation of primary care clinicians to serve in areas of greatest need throughout the Nation. <br /> Several SJVC students have received NHSC scholarships during their studies dedicating themselves to serve in rural and underserved communities after graduation.<br />CAPA Newsletter 2009<br />3 SJVC students have been awarded the<br />Health Profession Education Fund Award <br />Including:<br />Moises Alvarez PA-S<br />Louis Rosales PA-S<br />Marnel Baradi PA-S<br />
  33. 33. Student Leadership<br />SJVC student Adam Mark<br />- 2010 CAPA Student Affairs Committee<br />-2009/2010 CAPA Student Representative<br />Through his posts, Adam Marks is responsible for:<br /><ul><li>Arrangingpresentations regarding CAPA for incoming students in all California PA Programs
  34. 34. Developing mechanisms to promote student membership and participation in professional organizations
  35. 35. Providing guidance for students at CAPA Conferences
  36. 36. Present student concerns to the Board of Directors as needed
  37. 37. Mentoring of students for leadership
  38. 38. May serve on Student Scholarship Subcommittee which is responsible for selecting winners of the CAPA General Scholarships and forwarding to Committee on Diversity appropriate applications as needed
  39. 39. Annual call for applications for student scholarships</li></li></ul><li>Student Leadership<br />This year 4 SJVC students were appointed as Student Ambassadors at the annual CAPA conference. This honor allowed students to take part in activities helping to shape the experience of the conference. <br />SJVC PA student Adam Marks also ran the Student Lecture Series organizing the event schedule, interviewing PA’s and set lecture topics for each speaker. He recruited the Army National Guard to sponsor the Leadership Luncheon and brought in an AAPA Representative to speak on leadership at the national level.<br />
  40. 40. Mentorship/partner <br /> with other pa programs<br /> Senior Class President Adam Marks PA-S contributes monthly articles educating California PA students on various professional topics. These positions allow communication with other PA programs throughout California.<br />
  41. 41. Communication<br /> To help others reach their goal of becoming Physician Assistants, SJVC holds annual PA orientation Programs. <br /> This year SJVC students met with more than 40 individuals to answer questions, provide insight and educate perspective students on the role of Physician Assistants in the medical profession and the challenges of becoming PA’s.<br />
  42. 42. Communication<br /> Students organized a AAPA Category 1CME suture clinic for local PA’s and other medical professionals led by Jed Grant, PA-C.<br /> Within the community, 17 providers attended, receiving 4 hours of Category 1 CME’s each.<br />
  43. 43. Communication<br />SJVC PA program contacted six local radio stations with 2 different Public Service Announcements to help local residents. <br /> The goal was to educate the public on the role of PA’s in the community in time with PA Week, and also on the proper use of antibiotics as outlined by the Get Smart Program. <br /> The target audience was broadened to include the Valley’s Hispanic population by translating the PSA’s to Spanish and sending them to Campesina Radio for broadcast. <br /> The message was heard by residents all across the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley in California. <br />
  44. 44. Communication<br /> In honor of PA Week 2009, SJVC PA students showed appreciation for more than 30 local providers by organizing a dinner at a local restaurant. Among attendees was AAPA President Steve Hanson who was honored with a LAMP award. <br />This event brought camaraderie among local providers, and current SJVC students and alumni, as they celebrated the profession’s commitment to integrity and professionalism.<br />
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  46. 46. SJVC<br />Physician assistant Program<br />Class of 2010/2011<br />