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Stephanie Jalaba

Physician Assistant

Stephanie obtained a B.S. in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and went on to PA school at Midwestern University shortly after. She graduated from MWU with a Master’s in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies and went on to complete a post-graduate PA fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Since that time, she has practiced clinically in hospital medicine at Mayo Clinic and Beaumont Hospital until 2020, when she transitioned full time to medical education to help start an innovative inter-professional PA program at Michigan State University. She has also served as adjunct faculty at MWU and EMU. She has presented many times at CME conferences locally, regionally, and nationally on various clinical topics. In addition, Stephanie has published articles in medical journals and has participated in original research. Stephanie is currently serving as the chair of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education.

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Life in the medical field can be very taxing, so it’s important to take time to decompress and immerse yourself in other hobbies. I enjoy hiking in my spare time and used to be able to do so regularly while living in Arizona. The views can be breathtaking, and the journey is tough but rewarding. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you reach the top of a mountain, no matter how many times you’ve done it! It also offers a sense of serenity getting to watch the rest of the world below you as you stand 5,000 feet above it all. It’s a great reminder of what we’re capable of and of all the beauty that exists out in the world!
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