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Bethel University Junior Physician Assistant Day is June 23

Bethel University Junior Physician Assistant Day is June 23

McKENZIE — Bethel University’s Physician Assistant Program is holding its annual Junior Physician Assistant Day on Saturday, June 23 at the Bethel University building, 302B Tyson Avenue, across from Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

This event is two-fold. First, it gives area children a chance to have lessons in 911 education and hands-only CPR. They can also have their photo taken at a photo booth, get personal ID badges made, and tour both ambulance and fire trucks. Second, the money raised benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event is 9 a.m. until noon, and tickets can be purchased at the door; $10 per child with a $20 family maximum will be charged. Additionally, donations for St. Jude will be accepted.

A physician assistant is a healthcare professional who practices medicine as a part of a healthcare team with collaborating physicians and other providers. In the United States, PAs are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine.

The Bethel University Physician Assistant Program confers a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies upon completion of the 27-month educational program. Bethel’s program consists of 12 months of didactic education, and 15 months of clinical experiences. In 2017, the Bethel program was recognized for its 100 percent pass rate on the PANCE – the certification examination for physician assistants.

For more information about Junior PA Day, contact Krista Hougsted at khougsted37@bethelu. edu or at 630-373-5524.

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