In 2009, after practicing as a physician assistant for 10 years in family medicine, Carrie has joined the Augsburg PA program as a member of the clinical phase faculty. Carrie is excited to return to the teaching profession. Prior to becoming a PA in 1999, she taught middle school science. “I cherish my past experience in the classroom developing young minds as a science teacher, and I enjoy guiding patients toward good health as a physician assistant. My position with Augsburg College has given me the best of both worlds. Being able to impact medicine, not only as a provider, but as a teacher and mentor to future PAs, is an amazing opportunity.” In addition to her duties with the PA program, Carrie continues to practice regularly at a family medicine clinic.
At Augsburg, Carrie works with the clinical phase team to advise students and monitor their progress throughout their clinical rotations. Her role includes meeting with students in groups and individually to discuss their rotational experiences and monitor their advancement through the program. Site visits are also an important component of this process. During the clinical phase, the students return to campus after each rotation for testing of skills and knowledge. Carrie, as part of the clinical phase team, coordinates this process. “Working with the students when they return to campus after completing a rotation is a wonderful experience. They are just brimming with information and energy. It is amazing to see the transformation that occurs from the first to the final rotation.”
“The Augsburg PA program faculty and staff work hard to ensure that students are receiving a top-notch education, and I enjoy seeing students take an active role in this process. I am very fortunate to be a part of this team.”
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