Our TEAM

Chief Record Assistants

At all times, one or two PRAs may serve as Chief Record Assistant (CRA).  The CRA works in coordination with the Program Director, the Business Manager, and the Administrative Assistant to manage most aspects of the EMPRA program. This includes coordinating, scheduling, hiring, training, disciplinary issues, and communication to the physician group about the EMPRA program.

Trainer PRA

A PRA is eligible to become a Trainer at the recommendation of the Program Director and/or CRA. The position not only includes preparing other PRAs to become trainers, but also evaluating new-hires performance for final transition to Active PRA Status.

PEMS Scribe/PRA Alumni

Many scribes/PRAs have used the PEMS Medical Scribe Program to launch their careers in healthcare.  Some have become nurses, physicians, and physician assistants.  We have heard many a time that the the knowledge and skills they gained working in the ER has put them ahead of the curve and in their classes!

Click here to check out the blog, Midlevel Mindset, of one of our alumni who has now graduated from PA school!

 

Nicole Allsworth graduated PA school at AT
Still University. Now works as a PA-C with our PEMS family!

Michelle Anthony is a 2nd year medical student
at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Class of 2023. Interested in pediatrics and neurology.

Allie Appelt has finished her first 3 years at University of Minnesota
School of Medicine. Currently she is doing a year abroad in Guatemala
and Argentina doing medical missionary work.

Adrienne Azurdia is a 4th year medical student at the University of Chicago
School of Medicine and is applying for Residencies in Emergency Medicine.

Jenna Bahadir is a 1st year medical student at
University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Nicole Bailey graduated from PA school from Touro University Nevada in 2019 and has
been practicing in interventional pain management.

Nathan Bates graduated in 2011 from Midwestern University-
AZCOM. Completed Family Medicine Residency in 2020 from UICOMP -
Peoria. Currently completing Hospice and Palliative Fellowship at UICOMP - Peoria.

Scott Bickel was with PEMS from 2010 to 2015, Chief scribe for the last of those 3 years. Moved on to
medical school at Midwestern-CCOM, and now in 2nd year of EM residency at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Will graduate in 2022.

Amanda Busch obtained her BS & MS from ASU, RN from PIMA. Currently an RN and owns a med spa!!!

Jacob Cabrejas Boston University School of Medicine Class of 2023,
interested currently in Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Infectious Diseases.

David Campbell is a 1st year medical student at University of Arizona
School of Medicine.

Val Chen went to NAU for PA school after being a scribe for a few years. She
graduated in 2020 and now works as a neurohospitalist PA.

Patrick Cronin completed medical school at Boston University
School of Medicine and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard. He went on to a combined Orthopaedic Surgery/
Neurosurgery Fellowship in Spine Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in NYC.

Kimberly Dang was a former scribe from 2016-
2018. Currently a 1st year student of Doctor of Physical Therapy at A.T. Still University.

Kayla deJesus was a former chief scribe 2019-
2020. Currently a 1st year PA student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona.

Shannon Djilas graduated from Arizona State University with concurrent degrees
in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cellular and Developmental Genetics and Psychology,
She has since accepted a Medical Sales role with Allergan Aesthetics.

Mallory Feng graduated from University of Chicago School of
Medicine and is doing her Residency in Psychiatry.

Corey Finn was a Master Scribe before matriculating to Ross
University School of Medicine.

Jacob Gaare began PA school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH in May of
2020. He plans on returning to AZ afterwards to be with family.

Joe Gallego is a 2nd year medical student at Mayo Medical School.

Erica Garcia graduated from ASU in 2017 and began attending
A.T. Still University’s PA program in July 2020. Wll graduate in 2022 and is interested in dermatology, pediatrics and family medicine.

Allison Gomez graduated from Arizona State University with a
Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2019 and am currently practicing as a Registered Nurse.

Jeremy Greenberg gaduated from University of Arizona College of Medicine
and is working as an Emergency Medicine resident at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center in Tennessee.

Ryan Grieger is a current anesthesiology resident (CA-1 / PGY-2) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Graduate of University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tucson class of 2019.

Justin Hacnik Class of 2021 at the University of Nevada, Reno School of
Medicine and is pursuing residency in Emergency Medicine.

Maaz Haleem is a 2nd year medical student at Drexel University College.
of Medicine

Calen Harding graduated from Northern Arizona University's
PA program in 2020. Has been working as a surgical PA since in a multi-specialty group, specializing in mostly robotic cases.

Christin Harless graduated from Washington University - St. Louis and
is currently a General Surgery Resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Daniel Harned attended AZCOM at Midwestern University from 2019 to 2020, but decided
to pursue a different career path. Now working in nursery (ornamental plant) sales in Oregon and loves it!

Nicole Henson graduated from Arizona State University with her
Bachelors of Science in Nursing and is currently working at Mayo Clinic.

Andrew Hoffman is a 2nd year medical student at Midwestern College of
Osteopathic Medicine.

Riley Hooks is a 2nd year PA student at the University of Saint Francis
in Fort Wayne, IN.

Jack Jeng completed his first 2 years of medical school at Mayo Medical
School. He is currently at Arizona State University obtaining his MBA before
returning back to Mayo for rotations.
Kathleen Johnstonbaugh was a scribe with PEMS for two
and a half years prior to starting medical school. Recently graduated from Trinity School of Medicine and is applying for psychiatry residency.

Mike Jones is a 3rd year medical student at University of Arizona.

Jeong Jung is currently a MS1 at University of Miami. Interested in
emergency medicine, anesthesiology, ortho, interventional cardiology, and electrophysiology.

Mandy Kaur is currently a 4th year medical student at the UofA College
of Medicine - Phoenix. Applying to Diagnostic Radiology residency! Will know where I match in March 2021!

Kate Keown was a master scribe before receiving her Bachelorʼs of
Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and is working at St. Josephʼs
Medical Center in the Neuro and Trauma ICUs.

Adam Levin graduated from A.T. Still University college of Osteopathic
Medicine and is an Emergency Medicine Resident at Kent Hospital in Rhode Island.

Leira Lew is now a medical student at MSU CHM Grand Rapids campus.

Justine Lim graduated from Physician Assistant school at Midwestern and is currently practicing in our Emergency Departments!

Sarah Louie graduated from Johns Hopkins School
of Medicine and is a Family Medicine Resident at University of California - Los Angeles.

Hannah Lusk received her Bachelors of Science in
Nursing degree from Arizona State University and is now at Emory University working of her
Masterʼs degree to be a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Rachel Lusk is a 4th year medical student at
University of Arizona College of Medicine and is applying for Residencies in Pediatrics.

Lakshmee Malladi is excited to be graduating from the University of Arizona College of
Medicine - Tucson and will be starting a pediatric residency in 2021.

Kristyn McLeod graduated from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in
Rochester, Minnesota. Currently an Emergency Medicine resident at Denver Health in Colorado.

Margaret Miller graduated ASU with an engineering degree, now working on research and
development of new biosensors for continuous glucose monitoring
systems at Medtronic Diabetes.

Kaylee Nelson currently attends South University, Tampa, and hopes to move back to AZ
after graduation to rejoin my PEMS family!

Jimmy Nguyen graduated from Midwestern
University College of Osteopathic Medicine and now works as an Emergency Physician with PEMS!

Nina Patel is completing a postgraduate degree at the University of
Cambridge after deferring medical school. Will begin medical school in 2021 at Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Nicole Peterson is currently a psychiatry PA-C and a graduate of South
University Savannah’s PA program, class of 2020! I was a scribe from 2016-2017 and entered PA school in January of 2018.

Emily Phillips graduated from Arizona State with a degree in
Biology. Currently attending medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in
Indianapolis. Would like to go into Emergency Medicine after working with PEMS for three years!

Kesley Pike is a 3rd year medical student at Ross University School of Medicine.

Hillary Polk has been accepted into Brown Medical School and is
waiting to hear from Weill Cornell in March of 2021. Envisions himself pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery.

Ashley Pritchett is pursuing a Nurse Practitioner degree to work in Women’s Health.

Cayla Roy is a 2nd year medical student Baylor college of medicine, interested in EM.

Kyle Sanders is a 4th year medical student at
University of Minnesota School of Medicine and is applying for Residencies in Anesthesiology.

Caitlin Schandinger was a Master Scribe before matriculating to University
of Chicago School of Medicine. She is currently in Cincinnati working as
Resident in Emergency Medicine.

Kabeer Shah graduated from Rocky Vista
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Denver. Now beginning residency in pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Meghan Soulvie is a 2nd year medical student at Nova Southeastern
College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Kate Spencer University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Class of 2022. Interested in Emergency Medicine.

 

Terri Tang BS in Biological Sciences at Arizona State University.
MS in the Science of Health Care Delivery at Arizona State University.
MD at University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.
EM Residency TBD.

Sheyda Vadipour is currently attending Naturopathic Medical School.

Pooja Viswanath is a second year medical student at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine- Class of 2023. She is interested in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine in the future.

Jeff Wellard was a self described "nontraditional applicant" who was Chief scribe. He currently attends the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, Class of 2023.

Kim Wilson was a Master Scribe before matriculating to Texas
College of Osteopathic Medicine at North Texas University.