Congratulations, Mr. Adeem Khan, a second-year student in the CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and recipient of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) PA Student Scholarship. NYSSPA scholarships are awarded to deserving PA students to help combat rising financial challenges. Khan has been a student member of NYSSPA and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) since 2019. "NYSSPA student membership gives us [students] access to the tools and opportunities provided by NYSSPA and AAPA and gets us involved in the legislative and advocacy aspect of our profession," Khan explained.
Applicants were required to submit an academic summary of their performance, a letter from their financial aid department showing tuition rate and program expenses, an explanation of community and volunteer services completed during their program, and an essay describing why they chose the PA profession and their future goals. Mr. Khan was selected as the 2021 recipient of the NYSSPA PA Student Scholarship for $1,500. He will also be recognized at the Clara Vanderbilt Gala Dinner in October during the NYSSPA CME Conference. Khan plans on using the money to cover rent and living expenses.
Currently, in his clinical year, Khan is looking forward to learning and gaining as much experience as possible. "Every rotation has been such a unique and fascinating experience," Khan said. "From rapid-paced shifts of emergency medicine to helping perform procedures in plastic surgery, it has been an amazing learning experience." After graduation, Khan wants to be in an area where he can help the most people, challenge himself and continue to learn, and practice at the top of his license.
Congratulations, Mr. Khan!
The NYSSPA provides PAs a collective voice through advocacy and enhancing the environment of PA practice focused on quality patient and healthcare outcomes. Click here to learn more about the CUNY School of Medicine PA Program.