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Carroll University-July Student Update

Tuesday, July 21, 2015  
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Joel Thielke PA-S 

Summer has been flying by for the students at Carroll University.  The now second year students are completing their first rotations and are preparing to return to campus at the end of the month.  Faculty and first year students are eagerly awaiting their return to hear about their experiences thus far.

Back on campus, there has been no shortage of excitement for students beginning their didactic year.  Diving head first into the curriculum, most of their time is spent studying how to properly perform a physical exam and perfecting their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.  Long hours in the cadaver lab have been paying off though, and the students are excited to apply what they have learned in the fall when they will begin their shadowing experiences.

In the meantime, the Carroll PA Program has been proud to host middle and high school students from diverse cultural backgrounds.  Eighth graders from the Bruce Guadalupe School enrolled in the PASOS program learned from the Carroll students how to take vital signs and even how to perform a fundoscopic eye exam!  Native American high school students from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Arizona were also able to explore the physician assistant profession as part of a tour of Carroll. 

The upcoming year will be demanding for students both in their didactic and clinical years, but they all are looking forward to rising to the challenge and developing into excellent PAs in the near future.