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Two Physician Assistant Program administrators named Distinguished Fellows of AAPA

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has named Amy Allen, PA-C, MHS. EdS, and Therin Hill, PA-C, MBA, AACC, Distinguished Fellows (DFAAPA).

Allen serves as the program director of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program. Hill is the program’s Director of Clinical Education. Both Allen and Hill also serve as School of Medicine and Graduate School faculty members.

The Distinguished Fellow program was established by AAPA in 2007 in order to recognize the exceptional contributions of PAs to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning and community service. Distinguished Fellows of AAPA, represent only two percent of the entire AAPA membership.

Allen became the Founding Program Director of the USC PA Program in August 2015, and oversaw the launch of the program in the winter of 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C., and her Bachelor’s in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Allen also holds a Master’s of Health Science Degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and an Education Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

Therin joined the USC PA Program in the spring of 2016. He earned his PA Bachelor Degree from Gannon University in Erie, Penn. He completed his MBA in Health Care Administration with a minor in Finance from the New York Institute of Technology in New York, N.Y.

AAPA is the national organization that advocates for all PAs and provides tools to improve PA practice and patient care. Founded in 1968, AAPA represents a profession of approximately 108,500 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. Visit to learn more.

September 14th, 2017