Student Activities

The PA class of 2017 is raising funds for an organization called Save A Child's Heart, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable.  After learning about congenital heart disease, the students realized how important emergent cardiac surgery is in the life of a child and their family.  Read more

PA students and professors recently kicked off the new year by participating in a free ride at Soul Cycle. Professors Shannon North and Kate Kunstel joined 18 of their students on January 4 for this event.  According to Professor North, "It was really uplifting to see all the students working together.  It was a wonderful team-building event and raises awareness of health and PA education in our community."  Pace PA students will have the opportunity to ride at the financial district studio in January at select classes free of charge.  Read more.  

PA students educated 70 kindergarten students on how to brush their teeth, proper flossing technique, and key foods to eat for healthy teeth.  On October 28, under the guidance of advisor Denise Rizzolo PA-C, PhD, Pace PA students visited Spruce Street School to teach children all about brushing their teeth in a fun an interactive way, using a large scale tooth model, songs, and coloring activities.  Read more.

PA students from the Class of 2017 recently attended the NYSSPA Conference in Tarrytown, NY.  They had the opportunity to meet and network with practicing Physician Assistants and current PA students from other programs across New York State. Students attended several lectures on various specialty topics. They were able to explore their professional interest further and experience the breadth of the growing PA field.   Read more.  Read more.

During PA week, students from the class of 2017 attended a live taping of the Today Show in Rockefeller Center. Students arrived at 5am in their white coats to represent and promote the Physician Assistant profession on live television. They joined students from other PA Programs from New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island who came together to show their support for PA week. Read more.

On September 15, 2015, Pace PA students participated in the 25th annual New York City Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure”. The run took place at Central Park where they joined over 10,000 people, including over 1,000 breast cancer survivors. Pace students ran in honor of those they’ve lost to breast cancer and in celebration of those fighting and surviving. Read more.

PA students from the class of 2017 recently raised an impressive sum for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: $13,500.  They participated in the Light The Night walk on October 1, 2015. Read more.

Congratulations to the newest group of PAs who graduated from the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital program on September 10, 2015.  To see photos, read about Professor Jean Covino winning the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, and much more, click here.

Every year the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) chooses a charitable organization through its philanthropic arm the PA Foundation, and awards a grant towards their mission.  This year Pace PA Students were recognized for fundraising for Our World Outreach in Rochester, New York, the chosen recipient. Students received a certificate of recognition for generous support as one of the top team fundraisers.  Read more.

PA student Raymundo Jacinto was selected to attend the 2015 PAEA (Physician Assistant Education Association) Education Forum as part of the inaugural class of Future Educator Fellows.  The prestigious Education Forum will take place in Washington DC from November 12-15, 2015, and students will have the opportunity to meet Congressional leaders to advocate for PAs.

Pace PA students took part in their first ever White Coat ceremony on August 14, 2015. The symbolic ceremony marked the students’ move from didactic (classroom learning) to clinical rotations (hands-on patient care).  Speakers inspired students to successfully complete their studies and have a long-term commitment to their chosen field as compassionate, caring professionals. Read more.

Pace PA students recently volunteered at Spruce Street School in downtown Manhattan, teaching first and second graders about the importance of oral health.  We used tooth models, songs, and other fun activities to show students proper brushing and flossing techniques. Read more.

Pace PA students were recently treated to an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed E.R. documentary CODE BLACK, at an event sponsored by the Pace University College of Health Professions.  Read more.

Danielle Paige Skinder, Ilana Zacharia, and Jillian Studin -- students from the clinical year class of 2015 -- will be published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA).  Their article "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Clinical Review" was written in conjunction with Dr. Jean Covino.

The LBGT Physician Assistant Caucus recently presented Ross Morgan with their Student Leadership Award, a $1,000 scholarship intended to be put toward his education costs (tuition, books, etc.).  The scholarship also enables him to attend the AAPA’s annual conference in San Francisco this May, representing both LBGT PA caucus and Pace University.  The LBGT Physician Assistant Caucus’s mission is LGBT healthcare equality in both practice by physician assistants and education of physician assistant students.  The caucus provides education and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community in health issues that disproportionately affect them.   To be considered for the Student Leadership Award, a student must identify as a member of the LGBT community and display a commitment to its presence in the healthcare landscape.

PA students recently held a successful annual blood drive, where 176 units of blood were collected and 20 people were added to the bone marrow donation registry.  Read more.

Pace PA students made PA Week 2014 an unforgettable one.  From their participation in the Today Show festivities to raise awareness of the profession to their oral health presentation at a Queens school, the PA students had fun while educating and advancing their profession. Read more.

PA students recently raised an impressive sum for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  They participated in the Light The Night walk on September 18 and received special recognition for raising over $10,000!  Other teams in this category included JP Morgan Chase and Ralph Lauren.  The Pace team was the only university group to be part of the "10 Grand Club."  Read more.

PA Students recently won first place in Pace’s annual Chalk Festival, organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The theme of this event was global citizenship.  The event provided students an opportunity to exchange ideas about global health, which were depicted through the sketch. Students were able to raise awareness of the PA profession as well as promote global healthcare.

Pace students are very involved in the legislative process of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).  Roxanna Arvanaghi, class of 2014, served for her second term as our student society House of Delegates (HOD) representative, and Matt Lazar, class of 2015, served for the first year as our representative in the Assembly of Representatives (AOR).  Aaron Weber, class of 2014, served as the lead teller, assisting with resolution editing for the second year.  Read more.

For the second year in a row, the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital PA Program was recognized at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) conference for supporting a worthy cause. Read more.

Michelle Melchiorre ('14) recently presented on "Navigating the Affordable Care Act" at the AAPA conference.  She serves as Northeast Regional Director of the Student Academy of AAPA (SAAAPA) and Chair of the Healthcare Legislation group.  Read more.

Dominique Sisto (class of 2014), Amy Rosentel (class of 2015), and Megan Greger (class of 2015) recently had the opportunity to participate in career day at Harlem Village Academy, meeting with high school students and explaining the physician assistant career.  Read more.

In March, PA students from the class of 2015 had a bake sale to raise money for the Henry’s Hope Festival of Races event that benefits the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN). Read more.

Throughout the spring semester, Pace PA students have been playing in the Pace intramural volleyball league.  Read more.

With dozens of blood drives canceled due to over sixteen snowstorms in the 2013-2014 winter season in New York, the Pace University Physician Assistant Class of 2015 decided to use their numbers to deliver life-saving blood products to patients in need.  On March 6th, 2014, the PA students at Pace teamed up with the New York Blood Center and ran the most successful blood drive to date.  Read more.

On Friday February 7th, 2014 the Pace University Physician Assistant Class of 2015 commemorated the 10th annual National Wear Red Day as part of the American Heart Association's “Go Red for Women” campaign. Read more.

Pace University PA students commemorated Veteran's Day by raising funds for military children.  Read more.