Future Educator Fellowship
Each year, fifteen PA students are selected to participate in this exciting year-long fellowship, designed to explore foundations in teaching, expose students to the current educational environment, and expand professional development and leadership opportunities.
Meet the 2019-20 fellows.
The 2020-21 application cycle is now closed.
The students have access to a network of mentors and educators, the Future Educator Development Steering Committee, who curate an intentional and impactful educational experience for the fellows.
Selected applicants will attend a kick-off session at the annual PAEA Education Forum. Fellows will participate in designated sessions at the Forum and then engaged in a year-long program, working through educational programming, problems, and competencies designed to foster foundations in PA education. Fellows will also be invited back for the culminating session at the following Education Forum.
This year, the FEF begins by convening students at the PAEA Education Forum to kick off their fellowship experience. After the Forum, students are expected to participate in online learning modules, discussions, and brief instructional offerings, which will continue to enhance their skill set and expose them to a career path in PA education.
We recognize that the life of a PA student is a busy one with conflicting priorities. Please note, while this fellowship is highly competitive, it is not designed to compete with your first priority as a PA student. Nonetheless, students must commit to the learning experience and the activities required to complete the fellowship.
Sample activities include:
- Group Check-Ins (via Google Hangout)
- Faculty Interview Assignments
- Webinars with invited speakers
- Engagement in the Digital Learning Hub
Kathryn Fossaceca, DeSales University
Caitlin Bradley, East Carolina University
Alicia Duval, Mercer University
Matthew Morrow, Northwestern University
Elizabeth Eiseman, University of Dubuque
Elizabeth Dingbaum, Chapman University
Katya Saenz, University of Colorado – Denver
Hwal Lee, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Michael Farran-Brown, University of Kentucky
Jessica Veale, Duke University
Sara Dover, Mercer University
Sunayana Pydah, University of Lynchburg
Victoria McQuade, Florida Gulf Coast University
Dennis Zelenak, University of Evansville
Nicolette LaRosa, Drexel University
2018-2019 Future Educator Fellows
Winnie Chau, Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Erin Dorman, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Emily Durocher, Penn State University
Isidro Figueroa, Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Dustin Grossheim, Tufts University
Katherine Jamieson, Northeastern University
Jennifer Jones, University of Iowa
Sarah Kingston, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Melanie Lyon, Alderson-Broaddus University
Ryan Minier, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Krista Patefield, Union College
Christopher Perkins, UT Southwestern
Jeremiah Powers, East Carolina University
Dave Rogers, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Lauren Tandarich, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Alvis Trent, Hardin-Simmons University