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OAPA is a full time advocate and supporter of both aspiring and practicing PAs in Ohio.   Students are the future of our profession, so we work hard to insure that OAPA student memberships help aspiring PAs accelerate their careers and ultimately achieve their career ambitions.
 
How do we support student members of the association?  We host an annual student conference whose content is focused on helping students transition from their academic environment to their ultimate field of practice.  We offer a mentoring program that provides one-on-one interaction with practicing PAs in a wide range of disciplines.  And we even offer scholarships based on academic achievement, community involvement and leadership qualities.


The association is active in improving PA practice in Ohio through legislative advocacy, offering continuing education for PAs, providing public education on the profession and building relationships with physician organizations.  All this to make sure that the PA profession in Ohio is thriving and ready for you.

OAPA values student input and to that end ou are invited to contribute to all association activities.  Early involvement benefits you and OAPA. 

Not an OAPA student member?  Dues for 1st year students are free for one year and dues for 2nd year students are $25 for two years - your last year in school and first year in practice.  Student members receive a reduced or free registration to the student conference and are eligible for a mentor and to apply for scholarships.  Join OAPA Today!

STUDENT CONFERENCES

Student Professional Development Conference

OAPA will not hold a student conference in 2013. 

2012 Student Conference Session Slides:

Pediatric Cardiology Patient - Kristen Breedlove, PA-C

PA Formulary Review - James Fry, PA-C

Contracts and Negotiations - Dan Goodrich, PA-C

Licensure and Prescriptive Authority - Josanne Pagel, PA-C

Prepraing for Clinicals - Millie Roach, PA-C

What Pharmacists Expect from You - Joe Sabino, RPh

Technology in Clinical Practice - Jeb Sheidler, PA-C

Ohio State Medical Board - Richard Whitehouse, Esq.

The University of Mount Union team won the 2012 Challenge Bowl.

 

 MENTORING PROGRAM

OAPA will find a mentor for students and recent grads.  You must be a current member of OAPA.  Mentors can be assigned by region, specialty or specialty within a region.

Contact the OAPA office at oapa@ohiopa.com to be assigned a mentor.

 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

OAPA awarded seven student scholarships during the membership meeting at the recent Annual Conference.

There were three categories: General Scholarships, Past Presidents Leadership Scholarships and Diversity Scholarship.

The General Scholarships were selected from students who submitted applications outlining why they chose the PA profession, what their future plans are as a PA and what interests and activities they have outside the classroom.

Congratulations to the General Scholarship recipients:

Jaime Boyer and Christopher Rupprecht with Student Affairs Chair JP Thompson

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Jaime Boyer
Zach Caverley
Erin Frank
Christopher Rupprecht

The Past Presidents Leadership Scholarships are awarded by the OAPA Past Presidents Council. Applicants possess the characteristics of what the Council envisions in a future leader within the profession and have vision and a high degree of faith and confidence in themselves to attain these visions. They are to become the spokesperson of the profession. They are self-motivated and able to communicate to their peers their expectations.

Congratulations to the Past President Leadership Scholarship recipients:

Christopher Rupprecht
Aaron Shaw

The Diversity Scholarship is awarded by the OAPA Diversity Committee. Diversity in healthcare is becoming increasingly recognized an essential component of delivering quality, patient centered care. A personalized approach to patient care encounters can significantly improve health outcomes, and by recognizing the diverse qualities of medical providers and the individuals they care for.  Diversity Scholarship is in response to these goals.

Congratulations to the Diversity Scholarship recipient:

Clayton Rotuno

Veterans Caucus Scholarship

The Veterans Caucus of the AAPA isaccepting applications for the 2014-2015 Veterans Caucus Scholarship cycle.  For more information visit their website.

 

 

Scholarship Applications

 

2015 Scholarship Applications Available in January 2015

OAPA will award multiple General and Diversity Scholarships and one Leadership Scholarship.  Applicants must be a member of OAPA and AAPA for a minimum of 3 months prior to applying.

 

 

Mentoring Program

If you would like to have a mentor, please contact the OAPA office at oapa@ohiopa.com.