OHSU Physician Assistant Students Head Out to Oregon Communities

01/09/04    Portland, Ore.


Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant students have begun their five week rotations throughout Oregon. The rotations began January 5.

The following students are listed with their rotation sites:

Christi Ahaus, rotation in surgery, with George Buzzas, M.D., OHSU clinical assistant professor, and Stephen Archer, M.D., Advanced Surgical Care, 2705 N.E. Conners, Ste. B, Bend, 541 322-5753.

Tricia Dannen, rotation in orthopedics, with Kathleen Moore, M.D., Desert Bone & Joint Specialists, 1310 N.E. Cushing Dr, Ste. A, Bend, 541 388-2333.

Lindsay Drew, rotation in emergency medicine, with Dean Orton, M.D., OHSU clinical assistant professor, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Emergency Department, 3043 N.E. 28th Street, Lincoln City, 541 996-7188.

Mindy Glivinski, rotation in dermatology, with Michael Goodenberger, M.D., The Dermatology Clinic, P.C., 2441 Grear, Salem, 503 364-3321.

Emily Jacobsen, rotation in surgery, with Stephan Coffman, M.D., Samaritan General Surgery, 55 Twin Oaks Ave., Ste. C-1, Lebanon, 541 451-6412.

Kurt Kenoyer, rotation in women's health, with Charles Hochberg, M.D., North Bend Medical Clinic, 94180 Second St., Gold Beach, 541 247-7047 or 541 469-5377.

Amy Littlejohn, rotation in pediatrics, with Rod Hinds, PA-C, OHSU clinical assistant professor, Southern Oregon Pediatrics, 750 Murphy Road, Medford, 541 608-4096.

Ericka Luckel, rotation in orthopedics, with Scott Tyler, PA-C, Orthopaedic & Neurological Center Cascades, 2600 N.E. Neff Road, Ste.1, Bend, 541 382-3344.

The OHSU School of Medicine PA Program was established in 1995 with the mission of preparing physician assistants to provide primary care services to rural and urban medically underserved communities. The program is a full-time, 26-month course of study culminating in a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Current enrollment is 54 students. Besides on-campus education, students spend 14 months during the program on five week rotations in clinical sites throughout Oregon. They are trained in primary care, women's health, pediatrics, emergency medicine, general surgery, inpatient medicine and orthopedics. The capstone clinical experience is a 10-week primary care preceptorship, in which students complete a health promotion/disease prevention project designed to meet an identified health care need in the community.