Physician Assistant M.S.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Szarzynski, Jeanne


We would like to acknowledge our project chair, Jeanne Szarzynski, PA-C, for dedicating her time, expertise, leadership and patience to truly guide the success of our research project. We appreciate her incredible insight, knowledge and skill in literature as well as clinical research to support our research project. Recognition to Barbara Leafblad, CNM, is also appropriate for her time and effort as a reader throughout the project. A very special thank you is appropriated to Lisa Naser, PA-C, and Wallace Boeve, PA-C, for lending their time and professional skills to editing this paper and providing invaluable feedback, with their help, this research project would not have crystallized. We would like to acknowledge Dr. Scott Pederson, PhD, professor of BIOL 221 at South Dakota State University for his unwavering patience and graciousness in allowing us to conduct our survey with his students. Finally, we would like to thank the Bethel University Physician Assistant Program who has served as the foundational support and buttress upon which this research project was inspired, formed, and molded.

Degree Name

Masters of Science in Physician Assistant

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

Included in

Primary Care Commons