• Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program

    Why Precept?

    Hear from other Clinical Preceptors on the importance of educating the next generation of PAs.

    I can share with PA students the knowledge I’ve gained from working in my specialty for 16 years – but I still learn from them as well. Being a preceptor is a chance to give back to everything the PA profession has given to you.

    Marla Moore


    One of the most important ways you can help patients find and receive the best medical care is to help educate the next generation of PAs. AAPA recognizes the hard work of preceptors through its Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program, developed in cooperation with the PA Education Association (PAEA). If you’re not currently a preceptor, learn more from PAEA about how to become a preceptor.

    • Eligibility
    • Benefits
    • How to Apply or Nominate a PA
    • Share Your Preceptor Pride
    • Current Clinical Preceptors
    • Preceptor of the Year Award

    NEW REQUIREMENTS as of October 2016

    To be eligible for the recognition program, you must meet all three requirements.

    • Be a current AAPA fellow or sustaining member
    • Have served as a preceptor for an average of eight weeks or more per year, for the past 2 years 
    • Be endorsed by a PA program that you have precepted for 

    PLEASE NOTE: If you have already started the application process under the prior requirements, please contact us at cp@aapa.org.

    • Recognition on the AAPA website as a Clinical Preceptor
    • The professional designation of Clinical Preceptor AAPA after your name (e.g., CPAAPA)
    • A certificate of recognition
    • An AAPA Clinical Preceptor lapel pin

    If you’re a PA and want to apply:

    1. Application. Complete the Clinical Preceptor Recognition application.
    2. Endorsement. Submit an endorsement form from a PA program that you have supported as a preceptor. If you would like to print and then email/fax the endorsement form, please click here.

    If you’re from a PA program and want to nominate a PA:

    1. Endorsement. Please submit an endorsement form on behalf of the preceptor. If you would like to print and then email/fax the endorsement form, please click here.
    2. Application. The endorsed PA will be contacted to finalize their application.

    Let everyone know you’re precepting – and proud of it.

    Clinical Preceptor Pin. Check the mail for your Clinical Preceptor lapel pin. Wear it on your lab coat to spread awareness!

    Clinical Preceptor Pin

    Social Media Badges. Use these icons on your social media accounts to show your precepting pride. Download here.

    Social Media Messages. Post our pre-written messages, or customize them, on your social media accounts to show your precepting pride.


    I precept ... do you? Let's make a commitment to PA education and help recruit the next generation of clinical preceptors for tomorrow's PA students. Learn more at aapa.org/CP/.


    Together we can make a commitment to PA education and recruit the next generation of clinical preceptors. Learn more at aapa.org/CP/.


    I precept ... do you? Help recruit the next generation of preceptors for tomorrow's PAs. Learn more at aapa.org/CP/.

    The following 163 active AAPA members have been recognized as Clinical Preceptors.

    (Current as of October 2016)

    Alan D. Abrams, PA-C, CPAAPA VA
    Amy Elizabeth Adams, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    David M. Alden-St.Pierre, PA-C, CPAAPA MA
    Jessica L. Amburgey, PA-C, CPAAPA KY
    Valerie B. Amstadt, PA-C, CPAAPA WY
    Lisa Banh, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA CA
    George Allen Barbee, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA NC
    Maureen Barrett, MPAS, PA-C, CPAAPA PA
    Craig Allen Baumgartner, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA IL
    James William Becker, PA-C, CPAAPA GA
    James M. Behan, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA NY
    Mark Behar, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA WI
    Kari Marie Bellis, PA-C, CPAAPA IL
    Timothy Lee Bewley, PA-C, CPAAPA CO
    Daryle M. Blackstock, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA NY
    Phoumy Bounkeua, PA, DFAAPA, CPAAPA WA
    Brennan Bowker, PA-C, CPAAPA CT
    Andrea L. Boyd, MSPAS, PA-C, CPAAPA OH
    Patricia J. Brims, PA-C, CPAAPA NY
    Kimberly Lynde Brown, PA-C, CPAAPA MO
    Timothy Bryan, PA-C, CPAAPA WI
    Blair Thomas Burns, PA-C, CPAAPA FL
    Brian T. Burt, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA CA
    Robert W. Buschman, PA-C, CPAAPA OR
    Thomas R. Butler, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Karen Byers, PA-C, CPAAPA MI
    Anthony Matthew Caffarelli, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Jillian Leigh Caldwell, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Kathleen A. Caruso, PA-C, CPAAPA PA
    Christopher Ralph Castellano, PA-C, CPAAPA NJ
    Jennifer Cates, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Nathaniel Clark, PA-C, CPAAPA IL
    Bret Cornn, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA IN
    Jonathan P. Corrigan, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Charlene R. Criss, PA-C, CPAAPA CT
    Joseph Daleo, PA-C, CPAAPA NY
    Christopher Daniel Davis, PA-C, CPAAPA AR
    Charles David Day, PA-C, CPAAPA KS
    David B. Day, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA KS
    Randall C. Dickson, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA WA
    James Dillingham, PA-C, CPAAPA CO
    Ronald David Doan, MS, CPAAPA MI
    Veronica Dockery, PA-C, CPAAPA AR
    Ly Huynh Dsouza, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Joseph M. Ehrhard, PA-C, CPAAPA IN
    Susanne M. Farrell, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA NY
    William Fazzalaro, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Britnay Alexandra Ferguson, PA-C, CPAAPA GA
    Jeffrey R. Fisher, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA OH
    Scott Fisher, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Donald Flinn, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA OK
    Brenda Fritz, PA-C, CPAAPA IL
    Jane M. Gandy, PA-C, CPAAPA IA
    Nathan J. Gardner, MS, PA-C, CPAAPA NY
    Elizabeth Garland, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Maura A. Gavin, PA-C, CPAAPA OH
    Timothy M. Gawronski, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA MI
    Brian H Glick, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA NY
    Katherine Mary Gresham, PA-C, CPAAPA TN
    Jeffrey Allen Haines, PA-C, CPAAPA MD
    Katherine Mary Hasselbrink, PA-C, CPAAPA WI
    Dale Lee Herd, PA-C, CPAAPA MT
    Aaron Jerome Hewitt, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    James Hilbrand, PA-C, CPAAPA MI
    Kristin Homoki, PA-C, CPAAPA OH
    Jason C. Hrdina, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Lisa Thuy Hu, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Craig S. Humes, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA UT
    Eucharia C. Iwuanyanwu, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA TX
    Steven Wes Johnson, PA-C, CPAAPA AL
    Jacalyn Nichole Johnson-Alviza, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Erin Elizabeth Jones, PA-C, CPAAPA PA
    Karima M. Jooma, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Jennifer Lynn Junstrom, PA-C, CPAAPA OH
    Ryan L. Kastern, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Brian A. Katz, MS, PA-C, WCC, CPAAPA MA
    Steven A. Kelham, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA GA
    Samantha J. Kelpis, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA NV
    Jeremy Richard Kersey, PA-C, CPAAPA NM
    Ashley Rebecca Kliewer, PA-C, CPAAPA PA
    Natalie Diane Koncz, PA-C, CPAAPA, MPH WA
    Breanne Marie Kormendy, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Natalia Cecile Kovaleski, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Sara M. Laubenstein, PA-C, CPAAPA NY
    Felicia Lynne Levine, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Richard Lindsay, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Robert Kenneth Lowry, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA, CPAAPA PA
    Kurtis A. Manley, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA AZ
    Paul J. Marino, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA VA
    Austin Marshall, MPAS, CPAAPA, PA-C TX
    Jessica L Matande, PA-C, CPAAPA PA
    Brian V. McCambley, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA CT
    Nicci R. McFadden, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA PA
    Lori McVay, PA-C, CPAAPA VA
    Christopher Melcher, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Jose Carlos Mercado, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA FL
    Nadine E. Miller, PA-C, CPAAPA WI
    Rachel Nicole Miller, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Jennifer Lauren Mohler, PA-C, CPAAPA MD
    Jonathan D. Monti, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA WA
    Marla Moore, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA LA
    Tina Moore, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Joanne Mora, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA GA
    Ronald J. Morgan, PA-C, CPAAPA OH
    Sharon Myers, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA TX
    Stephanie Lynn Natyshok, PA-C, CPAAPA IL
    Diana L. Nelson, PA-C, CPAAPA MN
    Craig W. Norris, PA-C, CPAAPA SC
    Kari Lynn Odenath, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Anthony F. Orlando, PA-C, CPAAPA NJ
    Christopher Orvino, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA IL
    Matthew W. Ozimek, PA-C, CPAAPA IN
    Malcolm H. Pannill, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA NC
    Phyllis Peterson, PA-C, DFAAPA, CAQ Ps, CPAAPA TX
    Nicole R. Pitzer, PA-C, CPAAPA NY
    Michele Pohlmann, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Richard Pope, MPAS, DFAAPA,CPAAPA CT
    Justin Prince, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Ishtyaq Yasien Qadri, PA-C, CPAAPA GA
    Carmen Quiles, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Rachel Elizabeth Ragosta, PA-C, CPAAPA ID
    Gregory Evans Randolph, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA IA
    Katie Reid, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Mark Salvatore Ritchie, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Dale A. Robbins, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA CA
    Robert E. Sachs, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA CA
    Mindy Sanders, PA-C,CPAAPA IL
    Kathleen Scarbalis, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA VA
    Philip N. Schafer, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA MI
    Dana L. Schapiro, PA-C, CPAAPA NJ
    Marcia Kate Scott, PA-C, CPAAPA IL
    Jeff Seidenrose, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Shabnam D. Shah, PA-C, CPAAPA NJ
    Kenneth D. Sherry, PA-C, CPAAPA PA
    Janice Shipe-Spotloe, PA-C, MS, DFAAPA, CPAAPA PA
    Shannon Marie Smothers, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Edward Sorace, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA KY
    David J. Sullivan, PA-C, CPAAPA VA
    Christina L Teeter, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Nyla Crowder Thompson, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Emilie Suzanne Thornhill, MSPAS, PA-C, CPAAPA LA
    Bowie Tran, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Joseph Treanor, PA-C, CPAAPA NY
    Cynthia J. Trickett, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Randy Trudeau, PA-C, CPAAPA ID
    Isabel Valdez, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Derrick F. Varner, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA TX
    Stephen Vela, PA-C, MPAS, CPAAPA CA
    Daniel S. Watkins, PA-C, CPAAPA PA
    Steven Wei, MS, MPH, PA-C,CPAAPA TX
    Tiffany Ryskamp Wightman, PA-C, CPAAPA NC
    Sampath Wijesinghe, MS, MPAS, AAHIVS, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    Jody L. Wilkins, PA-C, CPAAPA WI
    Jennifer B. Wilson, PA-C, CPAAPA WI
    Russell C. Wilson, MS, PA-C, ATC, CPAAPA TX
    Jarrett M. Wise, PA, CPAAPA, DFAAPA MD
    Tamara Michelle Wood, PA-C, CPAAPA FL
    Myrshia LaShun Woods, MHS, PA-C, CPAAPA TX
    Casey Verl Woolsey, PA-C, CPAAPA DC
    Robert R. Young, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA OK
    Jennifer M Zamora, MPAP, PA-C, CPAAPA CA
    William A. Zarychta, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA MD
    Andrew M. Zolp, PA-C, CPAAPA MI

    In addition to the AAPA Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program, exceptional preceptors are recognized through the AAPA Preceptor of the Year Award (applications due Feb. 15), and the Student Academy of AAPA's Outstanding Preceptors.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact AAPA at cp@aapa.org.