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Congratulations to the Marquette 2021 WAPA Award Winners!


Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Logo

Norine Friell Service Award:

Paul Robinson Leadership Award:

Connor Schulz
Connor Schulz
Faustina Zertler
Faustina Zertler

PA of the Year:

PA Preceptor of the Year:

Alumnae Katharine (Hackbarth) Schenck
Miranda DeThier
Alumnae Miranda DeThier


MU PA Students Host Blood Drive for Spring 2022

  • A PA student participates in the PA run Spring 22 blood drive.
  • A PA student participates in the PA run Spring 22 blood drive.
  • A PA student participates in the PA run Spring 22 blood drive.
  • A PA student participates in the PA run Spring 22 blood drive.



Marquette University opens $18.5 million physician assistant studies building (BizTimes)


Clinical-Year Students Recruit for "Stop the Bleed" Capstone Project!

Clinical year students Sheridan Weir and Paul Boechler worked a booth at Organization Fest to successfully recruit 100 Marquette Undergrads to be trained as Stop the Bleed responders as part of their capstone project.

Stop the Bleed

NCCPA Announces Marquette University PA "Be The Change" Grantees

NCCPA Health Foundation has awarded 3 Marquette University PA students with the "Be the Change" grant. From the NCCPA Facebook Page: Marquette University PA students are teaching a validated health literacy curriculum to a disadvantaged population of adults in Milwaukee, WI. Low health literacy is directly linked to poorer health outcomes, so we commend their efforts to improve health! #BeTheChange

2019 NCCPA Be the Change Grantees

 Marquette University Physician Assistant Program Awards the 2019 Distinguished Preceptor of the Year Award to Dr. Muhammad Ahmad

Dr. AhmadDr. Ahmad was nominated by his students, who feel “lucky” to have the chance to learn under his tutelage.  One student shared that he learned more from Dr. Ahmad than from any other preceptor during his clinical year.  Others have noted how much they value time spent discussing cases and conditions, strengthening their evidence-based medicine treatment skills.

Since 2016, Dr. Ahmad has been taking under his wing 4-5 students per year for a 6-week internship in family medicine.  This commitment to teaching future health care providers is so appreciated by the faculty of MU PA. We are not able to prepare students adequately without hands-on, community-based experiences.  

The MU PA program values the time Dr. Ahmad spends with the students and we value his feedback on students’ professionalism and performance, as well as his observations on their growth and opportunities for improvement. 

Jean Fischer afirmed these sentiments, saying, "I speak for the faculty of the Physician Assistant Program when I say we are privileged to have Dr. Ahmad on our team."


PA-3 Students Make an Impact at Hillside Clinic Rotation in Belize

Hillside Clinic in Belize

Hillside Clinic in Belize.

Belize Rotation 3

PA-3 Students Anisha Kothari, Alexis Sover, and Jimi Waller at Hillside Clinic in Belize.

Aurora Behavioral Health Center Rotation

Dr Meyer and Students

Dr. Anthony Meyer and Class of 2020 students Cameron Mayfield and Brielle Bartes share a meal and conversation at the conclusion of their rotation at Aurora Behavioral Health Center.

Dr Meyer and Cameron Mayfield

Dr. Anthony Meyer and Cameron Mayfield

Marquette University Celebrates the Class of 2019, Physician Assistant Graduates

Class of 2019 Graduation Photo

Marquette University Physician Assistant Class of 2019

Class of 2019 Leadership Awards

Class of 2019 Marquette University PA Leadership Awards

Class of 2019 PA Oath

New graduates recite the PA Oath

Marquette PA Studies Program Announces 2019 Awards for Preceptors of the Year, Friend of Marquette Pysician Assistants, and Educator, Advocate and Friend of Marquete PAs

Preceptors of the Year

Dr. Muhammad Ahmad
Aubrey Grabow, PA-C

2019 Preceptor of the Year, Aubrey Grabow, PA-C

Aubrey Grabow, PA-C with graduate, Kara Winans

Read Kara Winan's introduction of Aubrey Grabow as Preceptor of the Year

Hello, my name is Kara Winans and it is my pleasure to introduce Aubrey Grabow as the Preceptor of the Year. Aubrey is a Marquette PA graduate from the class of 2004,  who began her career in Pain Management, and soon after transitioned to her current practice as a family medicine PA in Naperville, IL. My classmates, Ruth, Alyssa, and I were lucky enough to complete our family practice rotation with Aubrey during our clinical year, and we can all speak to how deserving she is of this award. Aubrey has been a great teacher and mentor in this past year, and her commitment to patient care inspired each of us. All three of us recalled stories together of  the various ways Aubrey went above and beyond for her patients - from a thorough physical exam that identified an abnormal skin lesion, ultimately diagnosed as a melanoma in a 20 year old girl, to listening and empathizing with a well-established patient whose son had recently passed away from a drug overdose when she initially presented for a classic case of sinusitis. She cared for the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of all of her patients, and each one came in excited to see Aubrey, feeling comfortable and confident their concerns would be heard. They knew she truly cared for their well-being. Not only is Aubrey well-respected by her patients, but also by her colleagues and physicians within the practice. Aubrey makes the PA profession proud each day with her knowledge, compassion for patient-centered care, and her mentorship of us as PA students.  While we may never reach her physical height, we will strive each day to be as compassionate and hard working in our future careers. Please help me in congratulating Aubrey Grabow as the Preceptor of the Year.

Friend of Marquette Physician Assistants 

Ed and Edie Tynan

Friends of Marquette University PA - Ed and Eddie Tynan

Ed and Eddie Tynan, Friends of Marquette University PA, pose with Jean Fischer
at Renaissance Place in Milwaukee.

Educator, Advocate and Friend of Marquette Physician Assistants
in Recognition of 20 Years of Service

Dr. Kesavan Kutty

Dr. Kesavan Kutty

Dr. Kesavan Kutty delivers a speech to the
2019 Marquette University Physician Assistant
graduates at Renaissance Place in Milwaukee.

Physician Assistant Studies Program Expansion: Opening Summer 2019

To help address the provider gap in primary care, Marquette University is constructing a new facility for its nationally ranked Physician Assistant Studies program. The 44,000-square-foot, $18.5 million building, which will open to students in time for the fall 2019 semester, will facilitate program growth to position it as one of the largest such programs in the region and nation.

MU PA Preceptor, Lt. Daniel Brunner, Retires After 23 Years of Service to the United States Coast Guard

Lt. Daniel Brunner is retiring after more than 23 years of faithful and honorable service to his country. The service was held May 17 in Boston and dedicated to his family for the sacrifices they made in support of his military career, but also the beginning of new endeavors for Lt. Brunner and his family!

Lt. Daniel BrunnerLt. Daniel Brunner's MU PA Students

 Class of 2020 Receive Their White Coats

Class of 2020 White Coats

GIRLS, INC. - PA Students Provide an Overview of the PA Profession and Encourage Girls to be Healthy, Educated, and Independent

Marquette University Breaks Ground on Physician Assistant Expansion Project (CBS NEWS)

$18.5m Building for Physician Assistant Program MU Hopes Will Become Tops in the Nation (URBAN MILWAUKEE)

MU PA Addresses Healthcare Shortage by Expanding Its Program (JOURNAL SENTINEL)

Have No Doubts

Upon breaking ground on a new Physician Assistant building, Kristina Sit, now a postgraduate fellow, reflects on what makes the program special.

PA continues to have 100% pass rate for PANCE

The next time you're treated by a Marquette physician assistant, know that you're in the hands of one of the nation's best. Out of more than 180 programs, the Marquette PAs continue to have a 100% first time pass rate on the National PANCE exam.

Postgraduate Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Program

Marquette University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers a one-year emergency medicine fellowship at Marquette, Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.