Skip to main content

Tutorial Groups or Clinical Associates is a problem-based learning format designed to introduce the concepts of data collection, the integrated physical exam, focused physical exam, clinical decision-making, and evidence-based medicine.

This unique group of PA instructors are clinically practicing PAs who meet weekly with a small group of PA students (4 students) to develop clinical reasoning skills in a small group setting.

The PA student will:

    • Elicit and record historical information
    • Collect and record objective information through physical examination
    • Verbally communicate the data collected in an expeditious fashion to preceptors
    • Integrate clinical decision-making skills into the practice setting
    • Use evidence-based medicine concepts in patient evaluation and care

Weekly small group learning sessions run with one Clinical Associate throughout the year to facilitate and mentor the learning of four PA students.

PA CAs 2022 collage

Clinical Associates:
Group #1   Jared Spackman, MPAS, PA-C
Group #2   Lance Linscott, MPAS, PA-C
Group #3   Jennifer Coombs, PhD, MPAS, PA-C
Group #4   Charity Christensen DPAS, PA-C
Group #5   Johanna Greenberg, MPAS, PA-C
Group #6   Duke Gibson, MPAS, PA-C
Group #7   Jay Fearnley, MPAS, PA-C
Group #8   Martha Mandujano, MPAS, PA-C
Group #9   Darin Ryujin, MPAS, PA-C
Group #10   Kelsey Genovesse, MPAS, PA-C
Group #11   Tasha Seliski, MPAS, PA-C
Group #12   Chaz Whitbeck, MMSc, PA-C
Group #13   Elijah Fielding, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C
Group #14   Russell Robinson, MMSc, PA-C
Group #15   Craig Ensign, MPAS, PA-C
Group #16   Amelia Bell, MPAS, PA-C
Group #17   Melanie Murphy, MBA, MPAS PA-C