PA Alumni Connection—Summer 2018
- Suzanne Foland Silva ’09
- Faculty Promotion: Dan Sturm
- 2018 PI Alpha Inductees
- Ambassadors Host Prospective Students
- Recently Published PA Faculty, Students, and Alumni
- Volunteers Needed for Interview Days
- Promote Your Alma Mater
- Alumni Profile: Roberta Patterson ’05
- PA Partners in Success
- Challenge Bowl
- Medical Director: Mike Pauszek
- Faculty Highlight: Kate Kaiser
- Preceptor Profile: Ian Johnston, MD
- Selective Internal Admission Pathway
- Need to Know
Faculty Highlight: Kate Kaiser
Title: Emergency Medicine Instructional Faculty Member
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Butler University ’08
Master of Science in Physician Studies from Butler University ’09
What are your responsibilities in the PA Program?
I serve as the Emergency Medicine Clinical Instructor. My responsibilities include serving as a preceptor for students on a monthly basis, presenting Beginning of Rotation (BOR) lectures to prepare students prior to their first emergency medicine rotation, helping with Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) simulation labs, and participating in the grading of summative exams.
What do you like most about your role in the PA Program?
Being a clinical instructor has been rewarding on many levels! Besides meeting all kinds of incredible people, I have been able to witness the growth of professionals! The new students also help me keep my practice current; medicine is always evolving, so having fresh minds is an advantage!
What is your previous work experience?
I have worked in the Emergency Department in some capacity since graduating in 2009, initially at Major Hospital in Shelbyville, IN and now at Franciscan Health Lafayette and Crawfordsville. I also worked for Ertel & Company, an occupational health company, performing preventive health screenings and physicals.
What drew you to serve as a clinical instructor for Butler?
I absolutely loved my time at Butler, love my career, and love sharing this passion with PA students! I remember how important my clinical rotations were in shaping me to become the PA that I am today, and I hope that I can be a positive influence to those with whom I have the pleasure to interact.
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I have the most adorable nephews and niece! I also enjoy reading, exercising, and attending sporting events! I am a little hard to find on Sundays in the Fall, as I love to spend my time at Lucas Oil cheering on my favorite team if possible!