Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage AK
I have been a surgical PA since May 2005. I have worked for the Army at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany, caring for injured soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, and now work in general and trauma surgery in Anchorage, caring for Alaska Natives. I know surgery can be an intimidating rotation for some, however I am excited that as a preceptor I can assist and enable PA students to become fully engaged in all aspects of caring for surgical patients, from clinic to assisting in the OR, to planning discharges. I love watching students take ownership of patient care and really get to know patients. I think surgery is a challenging and exciting field with a little of everything to offer, and I am happy to assist PA students gain confidence in this area.