Kate West, DMSc, PA-C

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Liaison,
Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Sciences
Division of Physician Assistant Education

Department of Medical Sciences
Address: 984300 Nebraska Medical Center 68198
Phone: 402.549.9495
Email

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Education, UNMC, 2020
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies, College of Saint Mary, 2018-2020
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies, Gannon University, 2017-2018

Degrees/Certifications:
Doctor of Medical Science degree, University of Lynchburg, 2021
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2005. Graduated with High Distinction
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Chadron State College, 2003. Graduated Summa Cum Laude
National Certification by NCCPA 2006 – current
State of Nebraska Licensure, 2006-current
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Provider

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
UNMC Liaison to Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP), San Antonio, TX
Chair, PA Program Pathway Committee
Member, CAHP Pathway Committee
Member, Scholarship Committee
Member, Admissions Committee
Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Member, Progress and Promotion Committee
Coordinate and instruct in all PA specific courses

Scholarship:
West K. (2020). Medical learners and academic attrition: Closing the gap between admission and graduation. [Doctoral scholarship, University of Lynchburg]. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science, 2(3).

Horak S, Dickey P, West K. Role-play as a Simulation Technique for Adult Learners in PA Education. Presented at PAEA Conference, October 2021.

Clinical Service:
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Omaha, NE 2020-Current
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, MD 2015-2018
CompHealth, Westminster, MD 2014-2015
Penrose-St. Francis Primary Care, Colorado Springs, CO 2013-2014
Colorado Springs Family Practice, Colorado Springs, CO 2012-2013
United States Army 2008-2012
Platte Valley Pediatrics, Scottsbluff, NE 2006-2008

Service:
Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Education Association
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Association of Medical Education in Europe
International Association of Medical Science Educators