OHSU Physician Assistant Students Learn From Physicians in Oregon Communities
03/11/08 Portland, Ore.
Students will spend five weeks during the rotations beginning March 17
Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant students have begun their five-week rotations throughout Oregon. The OHSU Physician Assistant Program is a full-time, 26-month course of study culminating in a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Current enrollment is 69 students. In addition to on-campus education, students spend 14 months during the program completing five-week rotations in clinical sites around Oregon.
The following rotations will begin throughout Oregon March 17:
- Adam Bailey, rotation in orthopedics, with Charles Weeks, M.D., Eastern Oregon Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Pendleton.
- Clayton Briggs-Carnahan, rotation in community medicine, with Keith White, M.D., Monmouth Family Physicians, Independence.
- Stacy Caldwell, rotation in community medicine, with Travis Page, D.O., Malheur Memorial Health Center, Nyssa.
- Krista Cooperstein, rotation in general surgery, with George Buzzas, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S., Advanced Specialty Care, Bend.
- Kristianna Daniels, rotation in emergency medicine, with Dean Orton, M.D., Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Lincoln City.
- Julee Karcz, rotation in community medicine, with John Bohlman, M.D., Lincoln City Medical Center, Lincoln City.
- Emily Lindsey, rotation in community medicine, with Bob Davis, P.A.-C., Valley Family Health Center, Vale.
- Jason Ling, dermatology, with Paul Reicherter, M.D., Advanced Skin Care, Roseburg.
- Judson Moore, rotation in general surgery, with George Tsai, M.D., Surgical Associates of the Cascades, Redmond.
- Hillary Powell, rotation in emergency medicine, with Kenneth Brown, M.D., Providence Medford Medical Center, Medford.
- Carol Sticker, rotation in general surgery, with Andy Higgins, M.D., Bend Memorial Clinic, Bend.
- Veronica Tibercio-Espinoza, rotation in community medicine, with Michael Knower, M.D., High Desert Health Care, Prineville.
- Anna Urbanc, rotation in general surgery, with George Buzzas, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S., Advanced Specialty Care, Bend.
About the OHSU School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
The OHSU School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program was established in 1995 with the mission of preparing physician assistants to provide primary care services to rural and urban medically underserved communities. Students’ experiences include required rotations 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. During the clinical phase of their education, as part of the requirement for their degree, students complete a health promotion/disease prevention project designed to meet an identifiable health care need in the community.