Monday, September 19, 2016 'Flash Action' Connects PT, PTA Students With PT-PAC A physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) student-led "flash action strategy" held recently was all about education and connection around PT-PAC, the physical therapy profession's primary political action committee. And once again, students showed how enthusiasm for the profession can make a real difference. In the middle of packed semesters, students from 94 PT and PTA programs participated in a nationwide effort to press for increased involvement in PT-PAC. Primarily using social media, participants concentrated their efforts during a 48-hour window of intense messaging. The awareness campaign helped to raise nearly $8,000 for PT-PAC and, more important, spread the message of the importance of the PAC to the profession—including members of the profession still in training. Based on total donations, the top 5 schools in the flash action were, in order, the University of Dayton (Ohio), West Coast University (California), Texas Woman's University, Mount St Mary's University (California), and South College (Tennessee). PT and PTA students will be bringing their energy and excitement to the upcoming APTA National Student Conclave, set for October 27-29 in Miami.