PA Spotlight – Heidi Miller, PA-C, MPH

PA Spotlight – Heidi Miller, PA-C, MPH

This year, in celebration of our PA professions 50th anniversary, Certified Medical Educators would like to honor 50 exceptional PAs for their professional accomplishments, passion, and dedication. It is with great excitement that we spotlight Heidi Miller, PA-C, MPH

Heidi Miller, PA-C, MPH

Heidi Miller, PA-C, MPH

Ms. Miller is an accomplished and experienced health care educator and practitioner, having practiced in Emergency Medicine for over a decade before transitioning into PA education. She started her education career as an adjunct lecturer at St. Francis University before moving onto Assistant and eventual Associate Professor, Director  and mostly recently Interim Dean at Rochester Institute of Technology Physician Assistant Program. She is also currently working on her Doctorate in Higher Education at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. She also serves as a reviewer for several publications including the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Ms. Miller is well-published in the fields of PA education and has received numerous research and teaching grants. She has also been awarded several awards and recognition for her dedication and commitment to the PA profession, including most recently the Rochester Academy of Medicine Distinguished Service Award.

Profile:

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

PA Program graduated from: Alderson-Broaddus College PA Program, in West Virginia 

Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Pirates or Steelers

Mentors who had an influence on you: “Dr. Carl Myers, who is one of the founders of my PA Program”

Interesting fact: “I use to play bag pipes, and currently play brass instruments and love old barns”

PA Interview Questions:

What are you most proud of from you career: “I guess I would say, aiding and fostering many young professionals, going into the PA profession in which they find life-long enjoyment and fulfillment”

What advice would you give current PA students: “That they are entering a great profession at a fantastic time and to really use this opportunity in school to absorb and soak in as much knowledge and information as they can, even if they feel completely overloaded and saturated, the more they can soak up and assimilate the better it will be for them in clinical practice”

What book would you recommend every PA student should read: “Black Man in a White Coat – Dr. Damon Tweedy”

Where do you see our PA profession in another 50 years: “I hope the same core values for which the PA profession started remain in tact in terms of caring and serving those in need and under-served communities but also being flexible to demands of current and future clinical practice”

Certified Medical Educators salutes Ms. Miller for being an incredible leader, teacher, and PA.

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