School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Studies - Program

Student Engagement

Student Leadership Class 50

SLC Class Student Body:
StudentsPresident: Jillian Barker
Vice President: Harmanjit Randhawa
Treasurer: Colleen DeGroot
Outreach Chair: Kia Wilson
Secretary/Historian: Kevin Alba-Torres
AOR/HOD: Tara Carpenter
AOR/HOD Alternate: Katie Hagan
UAPA Student Rep: Chance Bassinger
PASSED President: Tanner Winger
Health & Wellness Chair: Noah Dobson

St. George Class Student Body:
President: Chrissy Mooney
Vice President: Tiffany Turner
Treasurer: Karrie Butler
Outreach Chair: Chris Nelson
AOR/HOD: Tara Carpenter
AOR/HOD: Alternate: Katie Hagan
UAPA Student Rep: Tom Cook
PASSED President: Clayton Kline
Health & Wellness Chair: Jessica Jensen

PASSED (Physician Assistant Students Supporting Equity & Diversity) is a student group that is dedicated to promoting cultural and community awareness, civic involvement, social justice and the reduction of disparity in healthcare as we strive to refine our practice of medicine, professionalism and the skills necessary to become culturally competent, patient centered health care providers. In doing so we mentor, teach sciences, anatomy, and suturing. As for the outreach activities, we team up with local and school organizations to participate in health care fairs providing screening tests to individuals and families without insurance. PASSED needs your help to fulfill our goal in promoting awareness about the PA profession among socially, economically, and culturally diverse groups through these outreach programs and activities.

Mission Statement:

We are a group of Physician Assistant students dedicated to promoting cultural and community awareness, civic involvement, social justice, equity, scholarship and the reduction of disparities in healthcare; all while developing a growing knowledge and practice of medicine, professionalism, cultural competency.


The purpose of PASSED is to enlist and encourage Physician Assistant and other medical students interested in diversity/multicultural issues, promoting community awareness, civic involvement, social justice and scholarship. Furthermore, applying academic learning through professional involvement and growth.

Membership Requirements:

Anyone who is a student in good standing, enrolled at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program may participate in the organization. To be recognized as a full member of the PASSED, students must register with the organization by submitting their name, and some form of contact information to the Executive Board.

Prospective Students:

If you are a prospective student, keep up to date on our events by liking us on Facebook and visiting our website, see links below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We know, we've been there. We're here for you.