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OHSU Physician Assistant Students Begin Summer Rotations

06/26/08  Portland, Ore.

Students will begin their rotations on July 7

Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant students will soon begin five-week rotations throughout Oregon and the 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. They 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. This rotation will be the last for the class of 2008, who are graduating in August.

The following rotations will begin throughout the Northwest July 7:

Mark
Vandervort, rotation in preceptorship, with John Allen, M.D., Bend Memorial Clinic, Bend.

Troy
Bainbridge, rotation in elective cardiology, with Rick Koch, M.D., Bend Memorial Clinic, Bend.

Stacy
Caldwell, rotation in elective endocrinology, with Patrick McCarthy, M.D., Advanced Specialty Care, Bend.

Lauren
Brunner, rotation in elective neurosurgery, with Scott Tyler, P.A.-C., The Center (Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Research), Bend.

Adam
Bailey, rotation in elective ear, nose and throat (ENT), with Michael Villano, M.D., Cascade ENT, Bend.

Judson 
Moore, rotation in elective neurosurgery, with Kent Yundt, M.D., NW Brain and Spine, Bend.

Rochelle
Lynam, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Olivia Galvez, M.D., Terry Reilly Health Services, Caldwell, Idaho

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.

Kirstin
Fox, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Ronald Palm, D.O., Mid-Valley Family Physicians, Keizer.

Juliana 
Mogielnicki, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with John Bohlman, M.D., Lincoln City Medical Center, Lincoln City.

Julee
Karcz, rotation in elective emergency medicine, with Dean Orton, M.D., Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Lincoln City.

Kyle
George, rotation in elective community medicine, with Stuart Black, M.D., Terry Reilly Health Services, Nampa, Idaho

Anna
Urbanc, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with David Long, M.D., Central Coast Internal Medicine, Newport.

Skye
Waggoner, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Travis Page, D.O., Malheur Memorial Health Center, Nyssa.

Anastasia
Hampton, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Michael Knower, M.D., High Desert Health Care, Prineville.

James
Stubenrauch, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Suzanne Marcato, M.S., P.A.-C., Prineville Associates, Prineville.

Karl
Kamm, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with James Weeks, M.D., Prineville.

Karen
  Jacobson, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Tim Powell, M.D., Evergreen Family Medicine, Roseburg.

Carly
Hammer, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Bob Davis, P.A.-C., Valley Family Health Care, Vale.

Hilary 
Powell, rotation in elective urgent care, with Jim Stupfel, P.A.-C., Urgent Medical Center, Vancouver.

John
Roth, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Kevin Heidrick, P.A.-C., Salud Medical Center, Woodburn.

Veronica
  Tiburcio-Espinoza, rotation in elective community medicine, with Emily Rall, P.A.-C., Salud Medical Center, Woodburn.

Emily
  Lindsey, rotation in elective gastroenterology, with Mamie Fredrickson, P.A.-C., West Hills Gastroenterology, Portland.

Clayton
Briggs-Carnahan, rotation in elective emergency medicine, with Michael Frommlet, M.D., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Gresham.

Jason
Ling, rotation in elective pediatric hematology/oncology, with Linda Stork, M.D., OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland.

Kari 
Wattenbarger, rotation in elective dermatology, with Michael Goodenberger, M.D., The Dermatology Clinic, P.C., Salem.

Kevin
Hicks, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with John Brandon, P.A.-C., Oregon Medical Group, Springfield.

Carol
  Sticker, rotation in community medicine preceptorship, with Xianghong (Sharon) Zhu, M.D., Northwest Permenente Tualatin, Tualatin.

Jeromy
  Mendenhall, rotation in elective cardioloogy, with Laura Ramme, P.A.-C., Northwest Surgical Associates, Vancouver.

Jinny
Farrar, rotation in elective endocrinology, with Richard Christensen, M.D., Endocrinology Clinic, Boise.

Megan
George, rotation in elective inpatient, with Barry Cusack M.D., VA Medical Center, Boise, Idaho

Greta
  Miracle, rotation in elective rheumatology, with W. Patrick Knibbe, M.D., Intermountain Orthopaedics, Boise, Idaho.

 
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 orthopaedics. 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.