Physician Assistant Students Head Out to Oregon Communities

02/17/04    Portland, Ore.

Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant students are about to begin their five-week rotations and their 10-week preceptorships throughout Oregon. The rotations and the preceptorships begin this week.

Ellen Augustine, cardiology rotation with Peter Fox, P.A.-C., Cardiovascular Consultants of Oregon, 3600 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite E-350, Corvallis, 541 768-6735.

Kevin Cantwell, 10-week preceptorship in internal medicine with Craig Winkler, M.D., OHSU clinical assistant professor, 2700 S.E. Three Mile Lane, Suite 304, McMinnville, 503 472-4186.

Brandee Danks, rotation in community medicine with William Williams, P.A.-C., West Salem Clinic, 150 Kingwood Ave. N.W., Salem, 503 378-7526.

Joel Dizon, rotation in community medicine with Norma Nehren, M.D., Klamath Open Door, 3810 South Sixth St., Klamath Falls, 541 851-8110.

Lindsay Drew, rotation in orthopaedics with Charles Versteeg, M.D., Southern Oregon Orthopedics Inc., 840 Royal Ave., Suite 1, Medford, 541 779-6250.

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

Emily Jacobsen, rotation in orthopaedics, with Kathleen Moore, M.D., Desert Bone and Joint Specialists, 1310 N.E. Cushing Drive, Suite A, Bend, 541 388-2333.

Kurt Kenoyer, rotation in surgery with Michael Hauty, M.D., and John Garcia, M.D., Providence Hood River Surgical Clinic, 1151 May St., Hood River, 541 386-6266 or 541 387-6125.

Amy Littlejohn, rotation in community medicine with Ted Nyquist, M.D., West Hills Healthcare Clinic, 2240 S.W. Second St., McMinnville, 503 472-4197.

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

Ina Walts, 10-week preceptorship in internal medicine, Fred Weisensee, M.D., Samaritan Internal Medicine, 3615 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 100, Corvallis, 541 768-5140.

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.