PA Alumni Connection—Summer 2017
- PA Students Receive Academic Hood
- Class of 2019 Gives Back
- Bridget McGrath—a Champion for Butler
- Student Leadership–A Presidential Purpose
- Love of Volleyball Leads to Butler PA School
- Faculty Highlight—Jennifer Guthrie
- Staff Highlight—Molly Cripe
- Preceptor Profile: Jason Kolkmeier
- Pi Alpha Inductees—2017
- Recent Publications
- Volunteer Callout
- Laurie Pylitt Retires
- Preceptor of the Year: Maggie Doty
- Preceptor Highlight—Lori Vasquez
- Clinical Instructor of the Year
Jennifer Guthrie ’00 MPAS PA-C
Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Professor for the PA Program
What are your responsibilities in the PA Program?
I oversee all aspects of the experiential year for PA students. Some of these responsibilities include outreach to clinical sites, coordination of the rotation schedule for students, seeking new rotation opportunities, and working with health systems to encourage them to hire our graduates and support the PA profession. In addition to these responsibilities, I teach within the clinical medicine course and serve on committees for the PA Program and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
What do you like most about your roles?
I like the opportunity to match the needs of a practice site with a student or graduate who is seeking a similar fit in their professional career. I enjoy watching the students grow both professionally and academically.
What is your previous work experience?
Since 2000, I have worked in family medicine in Seymour, Indiana, and continue to do so one day a week. Continuing to practice allows me to utilize my clinical skills as a PA, bring real patient experiences into the classroom, and continue to develop relationships I have built.
What drew you to join the faculty at Butler?
Giving back through education was always something I saw myself doing. This was the right fit as I was looking for a new challenge and additional ways to give back to the Butler PA Program.
How do you spend time outside of work?
I definitely enjoy time with my husband and two children. Much of my time is spent traveling for dance with my daughter or basketball tournaments with my son. I am a dance mom and the booster president for my daughter’s dance club. And I can’t forget to mention my love for my two chocolate labs.
Congratulations on being honored with the 2017 PA Program Faculty of the Year Award.
Thank you. It is always humbling, especially knowing the tough road the students take completing our rigorous program. It is an honor to know they are thankful for the work of the faculty.