School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Studies - PA Program


The Donald M. Pedersen
Endowed Leadership Fund

The Leadership fund is established at the University as a way to help encourage and reward exceptional leadership in the Physician Assistant Profession in the Utah Physician Assistant Program in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine. Don Pedersen, PhD, PA, Emeritus Professor, exemplified leadership locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in his over 30 years as former Program Director and Chief.

Recipients must meet the following requirements:

    1. The recipient must be either a
      1. Full-Time Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Utah Physician Assistant Studies Program, in any year of study and be in good standing.
      2. Faculty Member employed or student enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program
      3. Adjunct or Adjunct Volunteer/Faculty member otherwise known as a “preceptor” within the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program
    2. The recipient must be nominated from other faculty and/or enrolled students.
      1. Students must have a current FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office.

    Award Distribution:

    Awardee(s) will be determined by the Physician Assistant Studies Scholarship Committee on an as needed basis.


    Nomination Process

    Nominations are accepted year-round. Please submit nominations electronically to:

    Mandy Johnson | Program Manager / Clinical Coordinator | 801-585-2260 | Mandy.Johnson@hsc.utah.edu