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Carroll University Student Update, November 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  
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By Laura Schwab

Carroll University Physician Assistant students have been hard at work both outside and inside the classroom.

Here in Waukesha, students met with residents at Avalon Square Senior Housing to practice taking medical and social histories. The experience was an excellent opportunity to gain practical skills and insights into what today’s seniors need from their health care providers.

The first-year students also continue to collaborate with Carroll’s Physical Therapy graduate students at the United Community Center in Milwaukee. There, students give interactive health education sessions to local families. The presentations were consciously created by the students to be culturally appropriate and meet the community’s health literacy needs.

Back on campus, the second-year students recently returned from clinicals to take their third end of rotation exams. Their practical skills were also put to the test via an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Meanwhile, the first-years have been dreaming about turkey and mashed potatoes when we are not being consumed by our ten-pound pharmacotherapy text book. We are all ready to enjoy the Thanksgiving break and return rejuvenated to continue our PA-S journey.