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Deepthi Krishna ’23, a graduate of the Canisius PA Studies program, received the 2023 PA Student of the Year Award from the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA).  The AAPA Awards Committee selected Krishna from a pool of applicants from across the United States.

The prestigious award honors a PA student who furthers the image of PAs and PA students; gives self-sacrificing time and effort in service to community; demonstrates leadership and professionalism; and exemplifies the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, quality healthcare to all.

Krishna is a first-generation, non-traditional student of color who experienced first-hand the emotional and financial burden due to access challenges of the healthcare system. Because of these experiences, Krishna pursued a career in healthcare and volunteered her services at rural health camps and free health clinics in areas where people lacked access to basic health care services.

Click here to read her full story.

Submitted by:  College Communications