PA Alumni Connection—July 2016
- The PA Program at 20
- Jared Wiebel Answers the Call to Lead
- Kristin Burton
- AAPA Leadership and Advocacy Summit
- Bruce Clayton Retires
- Faculty Highlight—Chris Roman
- Staff Highlight—Erin Cochard
- MPAS Class of 2018
- PA Alums at AAPA
- PA Faculty, Students, and Alumni Publications
- PA Graduates—2016
- Phi Alpha 2016 Inductees
Assistant Professor Chris Roman
What are your responsibilities in the PA Program?
My main teaching responsibilities are in Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics. I also serve as the PA Assessment Committee Chair, which monitors data from the time the students start the admission process until the time they take the PANCE exam and start clinical practice. I am the PA representative to the Faculty Senate as well.
What do you like most about your role?
I enjoy getting to know students and helping them navigate what often is the overwhelming subject of Clinical Medicine. It is both very challenging and rewarding helping them to reach an understanding and imagine how these things will actually show up in clinical practice.
What is your previous work experience?
Before I came to Butler in 2014, I taught at Indiana State University for a little over a year. Clinically, I’ve worked in infectious disease for the bulk of my practice, but I also spent some time working in dermatology as well as the urgent care setting, where I currently practice. I also precept Butler PA students while they are on clinical rotations. It is very rewarding to continue clinical education outside of the classroom into the clinical year.
What drew you to teach at Butler?
The reputation of the program drew me to Butler, as well as the caliber of students and faculty who have a strong reputation locally, regionally, and nationally.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
My wife, Kristin, and I spend the bulk of our time wrangling our two boys, Andrew (4) and Luke (2). We decided to get a puppy on top of that, so my free time is pretty well occupied between the three of them.