Physician Assistant Service Trip to Mexico
"Keeping contact with the program as an
alumnus and having opportunities to influence future PAs and contribute
to the needs of the program provides a lot of satisfaction. Besides
that, it keeps me young and up to date."
-Steve B. Fisher, MHA, PA-C
UK Department of Neurosurgery
Alumnus who accompanied students and faculty on the trip.
Why are trips like this important
to our students?
According to Steve, some of the benefits trips such
as this offer our students include:
-Students are able to see many more
patients in a clinical context before starting clerkships;
-Students gets a cross-cultural experience
in medicine that demonstrates differences and similarities in
patients regardless of the setting;
-These experiences offer important interfacing with practicing clinicians (in this case including PAs,
NPs, and physicians)
-Students, and others who attend, are able
to gain the personal satisfaction of a philanthropic adventure