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Johnson serving as director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies

July 7, 2015

Eric Johnson is overseeing the creation of a new Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Stephens.

Johnson, who is director of the program, is currently working with accrediting agencies to ensure the PA is ready for the first class to matriculate in fall of 2016.

Prior to coming to Stephens, Johnson was a Physician Assistant and Clinical Assistant Professor working in critical care and emergency medicine in Columbia. He served as Vice President for the Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants and was the program’s Director for the University of Missouri’s Physician Assistant Residencies in Acute Care Medicine and Hospitalist Medicine. He also was the academic advisor for the University of Missouri’s Pre-PA Association; helping future PAs attain admission into PA school.

Johnson earned his undergraduate degree in General Studies with an emphasis in biology, chemistry and philosophy from the University of Missouri–Columbia. He graduated from Missouri State University in 2009 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Prior to his career as a physician assistant he was a paramedic and volunteer firefighter with 14 years of experience. He considers himself privileged to have assisted at both Ground Zero on 9/11/2001 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Specialist with Missouri Task Force One.

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