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OHSU Physician Assistant Students Begin June Rotations in Northwest Communities

05/29/08  Portland, Ore.

The students will begin the five-week rotations on June 2.

Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant students will soon begin their five-week rotations throughout Oregon and the entire Northwest. The OHSU Physician Assistant Program is a full-time, 26-month course of study culminating in a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Physician assistants are licensed to practice medicine under physician supervision. Physician assistants conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Current enrollment in the OHSU program is 69 students. In addition to on-campus education, students spend 14 months during the program completing five-week rotations in clinical sites around the Northwest.

 

The following rotations will begin throughout Oregon June 2:

  • Adam Bailey, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Stephen Knapp M.D., Wall Street Family Practice, Bend.
  • Anna Urbanc, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with David Long M.D., Central Coast Internal Medicine, Newport.
  • Mark Vandervort, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with John Allen M.D., Bend Memorial Clinic, Bend.
  • Skye Waggoner, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Travis Page D.O., Malheur Memorial Health Center, Nyssa.
  • Troy Bainbridge, rotation in emergency medicine, with Dean Orton M.D., Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Lincoln City.
  • Krista Cooperstein, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Jon Ermshar M.D., Grants Pass.
  • Kristianna Daniels, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Keith White M.D., Monmouth Family Physicians, Independence.
  • Jinny Farrar, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Justin Montoya M.D., Junction City Medical Clinic, Junction City.
  • Kyle George, rotation in emergency medicine, with Mark Donnelly M.D., Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon.
  • Carly Hammer, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Bob Davis P.A.-C., Valley Family Health Care, Vale.
  • Anastasia Hampton, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Michael Knower M.D., High Desert Health Care, Prineville.
  • Kevin Hicks, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with John Brandon P.A.-C., Oregon Medical Group, Springfield.
  • Karen Jacobson, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Tim Powell M.D., Evergreen Family Medicine, Roseburg.
  • Karl Kamm, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with James Weeks M.D., Pioneer Health Care Center, Prineville.
  • Jason Ling, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Kar-yee Wu M.D., OHSU Scappoose Family Health Center, Scappoose.
  • Rochelle Lynam, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Rosalia Richardson M.D., Terry Reilly Health Services, Nampa.
  • Jeromy Mendenhall, rotation in elective surgery, with Stephen Archer M.D., Advanced Specialty Care, Bend.
  • Juliana Mogielnicki, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with John Bohlman M.D., Lincoln City Medical Center, Lincoln City.
  • Judson Moore, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Jeffrey Van Troba P.A.-C., Conerstone Medical Clinic, Yakima.
  • Hilary Powell, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Jonathan Hitzman M.D., Pendleton Family Medicine, LLC, Pendleton.
  • John Roth, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Kevin Heidrick P.A.-C., Salud Medical Center, Woodburn.
  • James Stubenrauch, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Suzanne Marcato M.S., P.A.-C., Prineville Associates, Prineville.
  • Emily Lindsey, rotation in elective geriatrics, with Barry Cusack M.D., VA Medical Center Boise, Boise.
  • Kirstin Fox, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Ronald Palm D.O., Mid-Valley Family Physicians LLC, Keizer.
  • Veronica Tiburcio-Espinoza, rotation in elective geriatrics, with Howard Graitzer D.O., F.A.C.O.I., Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Portland.
  • Carol Sticker, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Xianghong Zhu M.D., Northwest Kaiser Permenente Tualatin, Tualatin.
  • Kari Wattenbarger, rotation in emergency medicine, with Michael Frommlet M.D., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Gresham.
  • Megan George, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with James Heder M.D., West Salem Family Practice, Salem.
  • Clayton Briggs-Carnahan, rotation in emergency medicine, with Marty Bell M.D., Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver.
  • Greta Miracle, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Emily Jacobsen M.P.A.S., P.A.-C., OHSU Richmond Clinic, Portland.
  • Lauren Brunner, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Frances Biagioli M.D., OHSU Gabriel Park, Portland.
  • Stacy Caldwell, rotation in emergency medicine, with Michael Frommlet M.D., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Gresham.
  • Julee Karcz, rotation in elective surgery oncology, with Paul Tseng M.D., NW Cancer Specialists, Portland.

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.