Brad is uniquely qualified for this position. He grew up in Torrey, Utah and is well acquainted with the challenges of providing health care to rural Utah communities. He has a strong background of service including Mid-level Representative at Delta Community Hospital, Association of Utah Community Health Centers Pharmacology Committee, Northern Utah Area Health Education Center Committee and the Utah Medicaid Drug Utilization Committee. His heart is in the work of UAPA. He served as treasurer, president-elect, and president. Due to board member moves and changes, he served multiple years in those positions. Currently, he is a full-time PA at Wee Care Pediatrics
On behalf of the board of directors, welcome to the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants.
I am grateful for this opportunity to serve you and help promote this great state as a place to practice as a physician assistant.
I remember prior to getting involved with the academy wondering what the UAPA does for me. Well, let me tell you. I have met so many great leaders, past and present, even pioneers of our profession.
These people care about you and I. They care about how our state laws allow us to practice as a physician assistant. I recall hearing how some of our past leaders would spend endless hours at our state capitol and then be ready in a moment’s notice, leave from work, and rush up to the hill to monitor a vote so that we can enjoy our current practice act today.
Our academy wants you to have opportunities for CME. We sponsor two each year. One in Mesquite every April, and the other at Snowbird in August. There are members of these committees that put in a lot of time so that you can maintain your license requirements.
So how does my membership work for me? It allows us to have people watch our current legislation and keep us informed of what could affect our practice. It allows us to help us function on a national level when congress may affect our status. It provides CME. It also helps you when a conflict arises at your job or prior to getting hired. We would hope that current and future employers are provided the correct information about physician assistants.
I encourage you to seek office or find a way to be part of your academy, whether by committee chair or simply volunteering. I hope that as you enjoy your profession, you enjoy helping the role of PAs grow.
Again, welcome to the UAPA. If you have any questions; please feel free to contact me.
Bradley Pace PA-C