Last month, Jamie Sabo, a member of our inaugural class of Physician Assistant students, was selected as the only student representative on the American Academy of Physician Assistants Governance Commission.
The Governance Commission is responsible for reviewing AAPA governance documents, reviewing policies related to membership privileges and responsibilities, and serving in an advisory capacity to the Nominating Work Group and Constituent Relations Work Group.
Sabo has already began fulfilling her role on the commission by reviewing the AAPA bylaws and other documents and participating in conference calls with representatives from across the country.
“At first I was intimidated. There are a lot of very experienced and intelligent people on the commission, including the current AAPA president and the immediate past president,” says Sabo. “But I found that everyone has been very supportive and interested in my perspective. It’s been really interesting to see all sides of the conversation.”
Sabo will serve on the commission through the end of June. She also serves as our program’s student AAPA representative, and participated in the AAPA’s National Conference in Las Vegas last spring.
“It’s been exciting to help build awareness of our program on the national level, while also helping shape the field for myself and my classmates.”
Sabo is originally from Maine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.