American physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs could benefit from hands-on learning style of their South African counterparts. Shabalala Ayanda a clinical associate student at Walter Sisulu University discusses her experiences.
Marie Meckel, PA-C, MPH
Marie Meckel, PA-C, MPH, is a physician assistant who works in Western Massachusetts. She spent a year in South Africa at Walter Sisulu University where she taught clinical associates. Marie has spent the last year interviewing PAs and NPs and their international equivalents and American PAs and NPs working abroad.