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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program Faculty Profile

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Bahrke, Barbara, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Program Director/Clinical Assistant Professor
 
Office: Charles House 205
Office Phone: 262-524-7401
Email: bbahrke@carrollu.edu
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science Medical Technology, Marquette University. 1983
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Marquette University. 2000
 
Areas of Specialization:
Physician Assistant clinical education
Clinical experience in gastroenterology; general laboratory science with emphasis in microbiology
 
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Bahrke B, De Oliveira K, Scheel M, Beck B, Hopp J. Integrating Cultural Components into a Physician Assistant Program’s Clinical Year Continues to Improve Cultural Awareness. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2013; 25.1; 33-37.

Bahrke B, De Oliveira K, Scheel M, Beck B, Hopp J. Longitudinal Integration of Cultural Components into a Physician Assistant Program’s Clinical Year May Improve Cultural Competency. Journal of Physician Assistant Education 2014.

De Oliveira K, Bahrke B, Weber D, Hopp J. Does a Physician Assistant Program’s Multifaceted Approach Influence Graduate Employment Choices? The Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice Journal. 2015.

Bahrke B, Baldridge M, Holahan C, Schellinger R, Winkler A, Hopp J. Beyond Holistic Admissions: Fostering Cultural Competency Throughout a Physician Assistant Program Requires Curricular Support Journal of Physician Assistant Education in press

Bahrke B., Pignotti C. "Cultural Diversity Training Workshop 2: Patients with Low Socioeconomic Status: Provider Pearls" The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Fall Conference 2014.

Sinitz C, Bahrke B. "Health Literacy Workshop: Techniques for Improving Patient Outcomes II." The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Spring Conference 2015.

Bahrke B, Pignotti C. Cultural Diversity Training Workshop 2: Patients with Low Socioeconomic Status: Provider Pearls. CME Presentation at: Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Fall Conference, October 2013.

Bahrke B, North S. "Ama Tu Salud" series developed and implemented for underserved Hispanic families.
 
Biography:
I began my career in the health care field as a certified medical technologist, working in all aspects of the laboratory and supervising evening shifts. I returned to school in 1998 to pursue a degree in Physician Assistant Studies and graduated with honors in 2000.

I practiced clinically for more than 12 years in gastroenterology, where my duties included working as a staff PA in six clinical settings, supervising the PA staff and teaching in the practice. During this time, I maintained a commitment to education by being a preceptor for PA students and medical residents, and by teaching gastroenterology clinical medicine in the PA program at Marquette University as an assistant clinical professor.

I have also served on several committees at Marquette University, including admissions and interviewing, quality assurance and reunion planning. I joined the Carroll faculty in June 2012, and remain dedicated to physician assistant education, promotion of cultural awareness and providing affordable healthcare to the underserved.
 
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Physician Assistant Admissions Committee Chair

Member Program Curriculum and Assessment Committee

Member of the Academic Quality Committee

Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Member of the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants

Member of the Physician Assistant Education Association
 
Honors and Awards:
Selected for the Grant Fellows Program 2014.
 

Last updated 8/12/2015

 
 
 
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