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Congratulations to Class of 2019 student Julie Torres! She recently had her article published on the AAPA website. Julie discusses her student journey from Elementary school to PA school. You can read her article by clicking the link below.

Changing Careers and Cross-State Commutes: Julie Torres's PA Student Journey

The Oklahoma Center for Poison & Drug Information will be hosting the 2nd annual Toxicology Education Day on Friday, April 5th 2019. It will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nicholson Conference Center. For more information on credits, continuing education, agenda, and registration rates please see the brochure below. Thank you!

2nd Annual Toxicology Education Day 2019

Congratulations to Johnnie Gilpen Jr. who is in the Class of 2019. Johnnie had an article published in JAAPA about his experience representing PA students in the AAPA House of Delegates. You can read the article by clicking the link below.

I am just a bill, stuck on Capitol Hill

Congratulations to 3 OU-OKC students who were recently elected to the student delegation of the AAPA House of Delegates!

Recently graduated Class of 2018 Amy Hamilton, Class of 2019 students Johnnie L Gilpen Jr and Julie Torres will be part of the largest delegation in the AAPA HOD.

The HOD is responsible for enacting policies establishing the collective values, philosophies and principals of the PA profession. Congratulations and way to go for representing the OU-OKC program!


These students have been representing the program amazingly! Diana Wiley, Hillary Bennett, and Nelson Head was with the AAPA Student Academy Board of Directors in Alexandria, VA. The OUHSC PA Program represented 3 out of 11 students Nationwide!

Diana Wiley- Director of Student Communications

Hillary Ann Bennett - Chief Delegate

Nelson Head- South Central Regional Director


Congratulations to Dr. Frederick (Kris) Miller! Dr. Miller was selected by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Academy of Teaching Scholars as a recipients of the 2018 Dewayne Andrews MD Excellence in Teaching Award. We are honored to have him on faculty with the OKC PA Program. He is an incredible asset to the program and to the students.


The A. W. Horsley Physician Assistant Student Society hosted the 6th annual Great Minds Think Alike seminar. The event was held on Monday, October 8th to kick off the national PA Week. GMTA is a student orchestrated event meant to foster the relationships between physicians, physician assistants, and other healthcare team counterparts early in their academic career.

To host this years event, they had Jeff Evans, PA-C - adventurer, mountaineer, and life guide as the keynote speaker.


Dr. Yozzo is joined with the rest of the OUHSC Team at the Fall 2018 Interprofessional Education Collaborative in Phoenix, AZ. OUHSC had some great representation last week!


Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018!
We wish you the best of luck going forward on your new life adventures as PA's!



Giving Day – Tuesday, September 25, 2019 – 12:01am to 11:58pm

Gifts to the Physician Associate program will support student scholarships, learning resources for faculty instruction and tools to help PA students succeed on their path to becoming the next generation of leaders in their profession. Click the banner below for more information!

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On Friday, August 31, 2018, the Stanhope lecture was delivered by Lauren Dobbs, PA-C. There were also multiple scholarship awards handed out to current students. Congratulations to those students who were awarded scholarships!


On Saturday August 18, 2018, part of the Class of 2019 volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Thank you for your continued community service!

Habitat for Humanity

Congratulations to Rachel Murphy, Class of 2019! Rachel has been selected for the Student Health Policy Fellowship which will be held in Washington DC, September 9-12, 2018. Her application was among many well-qualified candidates across the country. We know she will be a great asset and representation of the program to the PAEA's 2018 fellowship class.  

The Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony was a success on Friday August 10th. To see the ceremony in full, click the link below. If you would like to view some student photos, visit our Facebook page! 

Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony 

Check out this article from AAPA on two current students from the Class of 2018, Class of 2019, and recent graduate from the Class of 2017.

Mentorship Program Creates Legacy of Leadership


Board Review Offered by CME Resources

CME Resources- OKC Registration

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CME Resources

Please welcome the new PA Class of 2020!


OUHSC PA Program Director Announcement- Dr. Melody Yozzo

Congratulations to Dr. Yozzo. We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Melody Yozzo, who recently obtained her doctorate in health education from A.T. Still University, has accepted the appointment as the Director of the OUHSC’s Physician Associate Program effective June 1, 2018. Dr. Yozzo has a distinguished career as an educator serving as our program’s associate director for the last year and previously as the director of the PA program at Northeastern State University and prior to that as director of didactic education at OU-Tulsa’s PA Program. She also has worked as a clinical PA for ConocoPhillips in Ponca City, OK and in a rural family medicine clinic in Newkirk, OK.

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