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President's Message

Meet the New GAPA Presdient – LeAnne Martinelli, RPh, DHSc, PA-C

Dr. LeAnne Martinelli serves as the Program Director and Professor of the Developing Physician Assistant Program at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.  She earned her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Medical Science from Emory University, and BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Prior to joining the faculty at Agnes Scott College, she was the Academic Director and Associate Professor at Mercer University PA Program and an Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Emory University School of Medicine.  She has 20 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant working in a variety of clinical settings including community health, family medicine, internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and emergency medicine.  Dr. Martinelli’s research interests include exploring methods to help the “struggling” student through study skills training, utilization of available resources such as student accommodations, and development of remediation curriculum.

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LeAnne Martinelli, RPh, DHSc, PA-C

GAPA President 2023-2024

Available Articles to Read

The cost-effectiveness of physician assistants/associates: A systematic review of international evidence

GAPA Annual CME Conference - 2022

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July 2024

2024 Summer CME Conference

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