Rachael Jarman PA-C is the head coach for PA Trek. Rachael graduated from Philadelphia University in 2007 and has spent most of her career in the ER. She is currently a supervisor for the Advance Practice Provider program for a busy medical group in Minneapolis. She has a love for the PA profession and wants to help others reach their career aspirations! Rachael writes for the AAPA’s blog, PAs Connect. She has been precepting PA students since becoming a PA in 2007 and started PA Trek in 2015. Helping qualified pre-PA students has been a passion of hers and she is excited to work with you!
Kye is from Louisiana where he learned the value of food, firearms and forward thinking. He attended McNeese State University, where he majored in Clinical Lab Science and met some pretty amazing instructors who inspired him to further his education after undergrad. Kye has learned that “struggle builds character.” Kye wasn’t the A++ student, he was the guy that spent time in the library each day following class in order to truly understand the subject material. The hard studying paid off because he graduated from Christian Brothers University’s PA school in May of 2016 and is now a hospitalist in Oregon. He looks forward to helping the next round of students as a PA Trek coach.
Marsha Thomas graduated from Stony Brook University in June, 2016. Like some individuals, Marsha was the first in her family, both immediate and extended, to pursue a career in medicine. She received a B.S. in Biology from Oakland University and a Masters in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Michigan. Like many of you, she did not matriculate after applying to PA school the first time. This gives her first-hand knowledge on how to become a “unique” applicant. Her dedication and drive landed her a seat at Stony Brook University, her top choice program. Throughout her PA education, Marsha has been an advocate for the future of our profession, which includes mentoring Pre-PA students through social media and community outreach projects. When she is not immersed in her studies, she enjoys working on projects dedicated to addressing health disparities affecting the under-served population. Recently, she was featured in a NCCPA Health Foundation video focused on promoting health equality through the integration of oral health into patient care.
Ewa Keil has been a Physician Assistant since 2005. She graduated from Philadelphia University in 2003 with a B.S. in PA studies and then graduated from Philadelphia University’s PA program in 2005 with an M.S. Ewa worked in Emergency medicine and urgent care for almost nine years. Currently, she works in Sports Medicine/ interventional pain management. She is an experienced preceptor for PA and medical students, residents, and nursing students as well. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, Zumba, kickboxing, and traveling.
Professor Sarah Clark is a physician assistant with experience in Neurosurgery, Neuro-critical Care, Concussion treatment, and urgent care. A 2006 graduate of the Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Program, she worked at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT until 2014. Her roles at Yale included patient care in Neurosurgery and later in Neuro-critical care. In 2014 she joined a private practice caring for children and young adults with concussions. In 2015, she returned to Quinnipiac University as a clinical assistant professor. She advises PA students and teaches lecture courses and small group sessions at the graduate level including neurology, gastroenterology, interviewing, and several skills labs. Prof. Clark currently works clinically as a PA in urgent care. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Past-President of the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as a current Regional Director and co-chair of the Conference Panning/Education committee. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, reading, traveling, and golfing.
Louis G. Santiago Jr., PA-C
Lou is a native of Manhattan, NY. He is a clinical year PA graduate student in CUNY School of Medicine’s inaugural Master’s PA program. Prior to entering PA school, he received his undergraduate degree from Adventist University of Health Sciences with a major in biomedical sciences, graduating summa cum laude, and worked as a professional touring drummer for various Grammy-nominated artists. He has a passion for life and seeing others live out their dreams. Lou is married and has two children. He can be followed @LouThePAstudent on YouTube and Instagram where he encourages and motivates pre-Med and pre-PA students.