Alicia Dill of Bemus Point is one of two graduate students enrolled in the Misericordia University Physician Assistant Studies program elected to the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants House of Delegates.
Dill was selected to be a member of the 51-member Student Academy, which represents about 18,000 physician assistant students in the country. Dill is a members of the first graduate student class to enroll in the Misericordia University five-year combined Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program.
"It's an exciting leadership opportunity for these students and also gives them an opportunity to run for higher office,'' said Dr. Scott L. Massey, the founding department chair, program director and professor of the Misericordia University Physician Assistant Program. "We are very proud that two of our students were elected. Jenny and Alicia will be voting on important issues that impact the profession for both students and practicing physician assistants at the spring conference.''
Misericordia University graduate physician assistant students, from left, Jenny Rizel of Kingston, Pa, and Alicia Dill of Bemus Point are pictured with Dr. Scott Massey, Ph.D., far right, in the Patient Assessment Laboratory in the John J. Passan Hall Annex on the lower campus after being elected to the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants House of Delegates.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants House of Delegates is the policy-making body that defines the bylaws, policies and procedures of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The House of Delegates consists of voting delegates from chapters, officially recognized specialty organizations, the Caucus Congress and the Student Academy. Elected delegates have a voice in making recommendations on professional issues to committees, councils, caucuses, special interest groups and congresses or to the board of directors. The delegates also may participate in committee hearings conducted at the House of Delegates Meeting at the annual American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference.
The American Association of Physician Assistants Conference is being held May 25-29 in Washington, D.C.