The Augsburg PA faculty recently welcomed Amanda Perkins onboard as she switches over to a full-time role within the program. With her change over to full time, Amanda will split her time between the academic and clinical phases of the program. Amanda Perkins first joined the Augsburg PA while filling in during a sabbatical. Amanda worked full time as a clinical pharmacist within the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program at HealthPartners St. Paul Wabasha Clinic. Over the past year, Dr. Perkins has taught the pharmacotherapy course to first year students. When she is not busy in clinic or teaching, Dr. Perkins enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Recently, she welcomed a new addition to her family – a bernedoodle puppy named Lucy.
What do you find the most rewarding part of teaching?
“Developing the relationships with students and then knowing they will become her peers is a rewarding aspect of teaching.”
What piece of advice do you have for PA students?
“This is more advice for life, although I think it applies in school as well: Look at everything as an opportunity. You never know where an opportunity will present itself or who you will meet that may be your next employer. Also, stay flexible. Your career goals will change and it’s ok. Listen to your heart.”
What is one piece of advice do you tell your patients?
“The medicine only works if you take it.”
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Perkins on her new position!