FSU Student Richards to Serve on American Academy of Physician Assistant Panel

Dec 4, 2019 3:45 PM

Calvin Richards of Hagerstown, a student in Frostburg State University’s physician assistant (PA) program, was selected from thousands of PA students across the country as one of 18 to participate in the American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) House of Delegates National Conference in May 2020. The House of Delegates establishes policies and guides the direction of the AAPA Academy each year.

Richards has served as a naturopathic medical doctor, providing medical care to underserved communities and focusing in LGBT health. He already holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master’s degree in biomedical science. With a strong interest in policy and leadership, a desire to do more for his patients and decrease barriers to medical care, he decided to pursue his master’s in physician assistant studies in the FSU program.

“This is a very dynamic time for the PA profession and a great opportunity to help advance the profession. Being a student House of Delegates member allows me to be an active participant that can effect positive change and help continue the progressive momentum of the profession for the betterment of their patients,” Richards said. “I am very excited to represent the school, state and profession.”

After the conference, Richards will be able to share the resolutions discussed and provide new insight to Frostburg’s PA program.

For more information about FSU’s PA program, visit www.frostburg.edu/PA.