HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Ashlyn Bruning as director of clinical education for the Physician Assistant program in the School of Health Sciences.
Bruning will be instrumental in the development and training of physician assistants and will be responsible for development and maintenance of the curriculum for students in the clinical phase of the PA program. She will also network with local medical providers, hospitals and medical facilities to ensure students have adequate exposure to patient care experiences in their clinical training.
Bruning says that students will not be the only ones benefiting from the new program; likewise, the High Point community stands to benefit tremendously from the quality of physicians assistants the program will produce.
“This is an exciting time in health care, especially for physician assistants, as the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform roll out and open up a multitude of opportunities for physician assistants as mid-level providers,” says Bruning. “Now is the prime time for HPU to embark on a PA program, and I see great things to come for our students and the High Point community.”
Bruning says it is her goal to secure the most qualified medical providers in High Point to serve as clinical sites for students.
“The clinical phase is an exciting time for students – this is generally the time when students decide where they will practice as a PA, so the quality of experiences is vital,” she notes.
Bruning graduated from the Physician Assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2005 with a Master of Medical Science in physician assistant studies.
A native of the Piedmont, Bruning has practiced locally in the Greensboro-High Point area since 2005, and has clinical experience in orthopedics andurology as well as undergraduate experience as a Radiologic Technologist.