Short White Coat Syndrome

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This podcast was created by a group of PA students at Quinnipiac University with the goal to help promote, educate, and provide resources for Pre-PA, current PA students, and practicing PAs. Tune in while you get a perspective about PA school and the PA profession from current students! Follow us on Instagram @ShortWhiteCoatSyndrome for some of our best moments and upcoming news.

About Our Hosts

Alexa Zvinys is a clinical year PA student from Long Island, New York. Prior to PA school, Alexa worked as a surgical assistant at a private plastic surgery practice. Her special interests include patient advocacy, PA education, and promotion of the PA profession. She is so excited to connect with like-minded members of the PA community via the podcast!

Deanna Sgambato is a first-year PA student at Quinnipiac University, who is originally from New Haven county, Connecticut. She entered the PA program as a member of the entry-level Master’s PA program and has worked as a CNA, pharmacy technician, and was a registered EMT. Her interests as a student and future provider include diversity, equity, and inclusion, PA education, and health policy and administration.

David Cooper is a 2nd year PA student at Quinnipiac University. Originally from Spokane Washington, he worked as a Medical Assistant and Nursing Assistant in various inpatient and outpatient settings as well as abroad in Guatemala in the Dominican Republic. He has many passions in medicine and his interests include Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Surgery, and Emergency Medicine.

Amelia Maurer is a second-year PA student from Annapolis, Maryland. She earned her B.S. in Public Health from American University and collected her clinical hours as a medical assistant in dermatology, pain management/spine, plastic surgery, and hand surgery. She worked at AAPA for four years and continues her interest in advocacy as a member of the AAPA student delegate. She enjoys spending time with her new PA family and hopes to work in emergency medicine one day.

Brett Barnes is a second-year PA student from upstate, New York. He went to St. Lawrence University where he received his B.S. in Biology, while also becoming an EMT. Brett worked in urban and rural EMS agencies for a total of four years, but also accumulated clinical hours as a nurse assistant and student athletic trainer. He is passionate about critical care medicine, as well as leadership and education in the PA field.