Physician Assistant Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984300 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4300
Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Medicine, 2005
Doctor of Philosophy (candidate) – College of Child, Youth and Family Studies, concentration in Gerontology
Master of Physician Assistant Studies – 1994 – University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bachelor of Science – Life Sciences/Biology – 1992 - Wayne State College
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Coordinate and teach in all PA specific courses.
Instruction in Orthopedics and Clinical Skills.
Keim Janssen SA, Vandermeulen SP, Shostrom VK, Lomneth CS. Enhancement of anatomical learning and developing clinical competence of first-year medical and allied health profession students. Anat Sci Educ 2014 May; 7(3):181-90.
Keim-Janssen, S.A. and VanderMeulen S.P., “Utilizing a Hands-On. Lightly-Embalmed Cadaver Lab for Teaching Knee Aspiration/Injection.” MedEd Portal URL: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9187, Feb 2012.
Kohllhepp, B., Brenneman, A. and VanderMeulen, S. (2012). Physician Assistants and Supervision. In Ballweg, et. al (5th Edition) Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders-El Sevier.
VanderMeulen, S. P., Grassroots Advocacy: Kill the Ostrich. PAEA Networker. Physician Assistant Education Association. URL: http://paeaonline.org/index.php?ht=d/ContentDetails/i/122772, May 2011.
The Role of the Capsule and Glenohumeral Ligaments in Shoulder Instability, 29th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, St. George’s University, Grenada, Jul 2012.
A Mobile Lightly-embalmed Cadaver Lab: A Possible Model For Training Rural Providers.” Zeger, WG, Travis P, Wadman MC, Lomneth CS, Keim SA and VanderMeulen SP. 2nd Annual Great Plains Regional Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, Sep 2011.
Professionalism in PA Education: Five Elements of Success, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Annual Education Forum, Baltimore, MD, Oct 2010.
Millennial Students: A Positive Approach, PAEA Annual Education Forum, Baltimore, MD, Oct 2010.
Are We Doing Too Much in the Admissions Interview?, PAEA Annual Education Forum, Portland, OR, Oct 2009
Preparing Students for the Operating Room, PAEA Annual Education Forum, Portland, OR, Oct 2009.
Applicant Interviews, PAEA Annual Educational Forum, Savannah, GA, Oct 2008
The Group Interview”, (presenter, roundtable facilitator), PAEA Annual Education Forum – CASPA Best Practices Workshop, Savannah, GA, Oct 2008.
Group Interviews, PAEA Annual Forum – CASPA Best Practices Workshop, Tucson, AZ, Oct 2007.
Evaluating Professionalism, PAEA Annual Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA, May 2007.
Performance Enhancing Drugs, Omaha Cosmopolitan Club, Omaha, NE, Jun 2005.
Common Fractures: Basic Splinting & Casting, Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital Orthopaedic Symposium , Omaha, NE, Oct 2004.
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair” (Assistant Laboratory Instructor), Arthrex Instructional Course Facility, Naples, FL, Feb 2004.
Suturing Techniques (Lab Instructor), Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Spring CME, Kearney, NE, Apr 1999.
Keim Janssen, S.A. and VanderMeulen S.P., “Competence and Confidence Increases With Clinical Skills Testing in the Gross Anatomy Lab.” 28th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Columbus, OH, Jul 2011.
Keim-Janssen, S.A. and VanderMeulen S.P., “Lightly Embalmed Cadavers Promote Confidence and Competency for Performing Clinical Skills.” Spring Meeting of the Central Group of Educational Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges, Omaha, NE, Mar 2011.
Keim Janssen, S.A. and VanderMeulen, S.P., “Confidence and Competence of Physician Assistant students’ Performance of Knee Aspiration/injection Using Slightly Embalmed Cadavers vs. Video Training: A pilot study”, 27th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Honolulu, HI, Jul 2010.
Clinical PA, OrthoWest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P.C., Omaha, NE, 1996 – present.
Clinical PA, West Holt Medical Clinic, Atkinson, NE, 1994-1996
Physician Assistant Education Association, Board of Directors
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, Member
Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
Sigma Phi Omega Professional and Honor Society in Gerontology, member
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, member
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