Mr. Jeff G. Nicholson
PA Experts Network
7033 Wellauer Drive
Milwaukee WI, 53213
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON - Madison, WI
Graduate School of Education
Ph.D. Dissertator, Defense in June, 2008: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis,
Dissertation Topic: Comparison of Malpractice Incidence of PAs, Physicians and NPs.
4.0 GPA in Ph.D. program.
School of Medicine and Public Health
Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences. Physician Assistant Program. May, 1992.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY - Cambridge, MA
Master of Education - Concentrations in International Development
and Education Administration. Magna Cum Laude, June, 1989.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - Omaha, NB
Master of Physician Assistant Studies May, 2005
BOSTON COLLEGE - Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Science - Double Major: Biology and Philosophy Magna Cum Laude, June, 1984.
Accepted to the MD program, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1983, not attended
PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL/CLINICAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EMERGENCY ROOM AND URGENT CARE CLINICIAN
St. Josephs Hospital Emergency Department - Milwaukee, WI
Full time emergency medicine and urgent care clinical practice July - Nov. 2006 and Nov. 2007 to present. Part time emergency medicine and urgent care clinical practice from Jan.,1997 through June, 2006 at the sites below. Forty hours average work in emergency medicine and urgent care per month.
St. Josephs Hospital Emergency Department - Milwaukee, WI
Stoughton Hospital Emergency Department - Stoughton, WI
Mercy Hospital Emergency Department - Janesville, WI
The Monroe Clinic Emergency Department - Monroe, WI
Meriter Hospital Emergency Department - Madison, WI
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Emergency Department - Prairie du Sac, WI
CLINIC MANAGER AND CLINICIAN - FAMILY MEDICINE PRIMARY CARE CLINIC
The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital Milwaukee, WI
Responsibilities included the provision of all aspects of primary medical care to a complex patient population. Providers included six physicians, two physician assistants, a nurse and two medical assistants. Managerial responsibilities included the oversight of clinic staff including a physician assistant, nurse, medical assistants, scheduling of medical staff and providers, staff evaluations, ordering of supplies, patient tracking, development of patient care initiatives. This position was eliminated due to cessation of the Milwaukee County "GAMP" insurance program at MCW. Dec. 2006 - Nov. 2007
FAMILY PRACTICE CLINICIAN
Family Practice Medical Clinic, Branch of Central Plains Clinic Ltd., - Beresford, SD
One of two full time certified Physician Assistants, working independently of direct MD supervision, managing the full spectrum of general practice patients in a rural, medically underserved setting - all aspects of family practice and primary care including emergency medical services. Basic radiology and laboratory evaluation also performed independently of support staff while on-call. Management of nursing home patients and weekly nursing home rounds included. MD on site and 10% chart review approximately one-half day per week. June, 1992 - June, 1994.
EDUCATION AND ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HILLSIDE HEALTH CARE INTERNATIONAL
Responsibilities included oversight of overall operations of a mission clinic in Belize, Central America. Specific duties included the continued development of an international health education program for medical students, medical residents, physician assistant students, nurses and therapists from around the world; recruitment of long term volunteer medical staff, physicians, nurses, therapist; public relations, fund raising; oversight of the Belizean clinic employees; collaboration with US and Belizean organizational partners including educational institutions, the Belize Ministry of Health, and NGOs; and the provision of leadership and reporting to the U.S. board of directors. CEO from July, 2006 - June, 2007. Current board member and fundraiser.
HEALTH PROFESSION PROGRAM DIRECTOR
University of Wisconsin Medical School - Physician Assistant Program - Madison, WI
Responsibilities included management of all aspects of a twenty-four month PA program for sixty-six students including program accreditation, direct oversight of 12 faculty and staff, securing funding, managing budget, student admissions, and teaching both didactic and clinical curriculum. Annual budget near $1M. Accomplishments have included leading the program to the highest accreditation ranking in its history, development of the nation's only sustainable distance education program for PA certification, development of interdisciplinary partnerships and programs, acquisition and management of $1.5M in grant funding for new program initiatives, and leadership of the transition of the PA program from a bachelor's to a master's degree program. July 2001 through June, 2006.
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION University of Wisconsin Medical School - Physician Assistant Program - Madison, WI
Responsibilities included the development and management of student clinical preceptorships, oversight of clinical faculty, curriculum preparation, student clinical supervision and evaluation, classroom and on-site teaching, grant acquisition and management, faculty development, and professional research. Significant leadership role in program initiatives. Major accomplishments included the development of a network of 150 clinical preceptorship sites including the program's first international clinical opportunities and development of the program's first electronic database to manage clinical preceptor appointments, site availability and student assignments. November, 1996 - July 2001.
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION
University of Texas - Southwestern, Physician Assistant Program - Dallas, TX
Similar duties and responsibilities as employed at the University of Wisconsin. Additional clinical work performed three-four days per month in adult ambulatory medicine at a community oriented primary care clinic. July, 1994 - October, 1996.
DIRECTOR OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Concilio Hispano Incorporated - Cambridge, MA
Responsibilities included the creation and management of English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, and Immigration Programs for Hispanics and other linguistic minorities; the writing of grant proposals to acquire Federal, State and private funding; contract negotiation; hiring, training and supervising full and part-time teaching staff and interns; preparation of contract fiscal and performance reports and ultimate responsibility for contract performance. 1989-1990.