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Today, we introduce you to our third Student Leadership Fellow of the 2018-19 term, Ashwin Gupta. Ashwin is a 2nd year PA student at Temple University. He shared his experience at the 2018 AAPA Conference in New Orleans as a Caucus Student Leadership Fellow:
Laissez les bons temps rouler
A commonly used New Orleans-centric phrase, it translates to ‘let the good times roll.’ There was never a dull moment during my time as a student fellow at the AAPA Conference. Last year, I felt anxious upon starting PA school in a new city, and new environment. Thankfully, my program pairs everyone with a student from the previous cohort – similar to a mentor/mentee relationship... It was through [my mentor] that I was told and encouraged to pursue a fellowship through the LBGT PA Caucus...
My most sincere gratitude is to the Board and members of the Caucus who so graciously allowed me to connect, network, lead, and most importantly, be myself in my element... Going forth, I will forever remember this experience because of the tremendous amount of medical and policy knowledge I have gained in just a matter of days.
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