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Join us in congratulating our faculty member, Jeffrey Mott, DHSc, PA-C, on his promotion to Associate Professor!

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Welcome, Class of 2024!

We are pleased to welcome 75 new students to our program as part of the Class of 2024. They recently received their white coats at the HSC ceremony. This is a smart, talented, and diverse group of students!


Faculty Spotlight!

Vic Holmes, PA-C, EdD
Assistant Professor

Vic Holmes, MPAS, EdD, PA-C

Vic Holmes is an Assistant Professor and Family Medicine Physician Assistant currently teaching at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program in 2000 and retired honorably as a Major from the Air Force after 22+ years of service. His clinical work has included several specialties, most recently in providing home-based medical care for the mentally and physically challenged. Although he began with the HSC teaching Clinical Anatomy and Physical diagnosis, he currently teaches Evidence-Based Medicine, Medical Outpatient Coding, Master’s Project, and a range of other medical topics. In March 2021, PA Holmes completed an educational doctorate focused on effectively using teams in distance learning using the Team-Based Learning method. His heritage is Native American (Cherokee) and the first generation of his family to achieve a doctoral degree.

PA Holmes also conducts Ally and LGBTQ+ Relations training at the HSC and across the US. His training focuses on medical and administrative personnel can foster safe and welcoming environments for the LGBTQ+ community and is tailored to the needs of each audience. He is also currently conducting a Transgender Health Needs Assessment study thought the HSC to help improve the lives of gender diverse individuals by collecting information on the health services they need most. He has been the Faculty Advisor for the HSC Pride Student Group since 2014 and represented the LGBTQ+ Community from 2013 – 2015 as a Texas Marriage Equality plaintiff. PA Holmes’ interests are gardening, lasers, Lego, and baking but he spends most of his free time with his husband animating squeaky toys for their for their adorable beagles.

 

 


Congratulations to our graduating class of 2021!

(with a few faculty photobombing in the back row!)
Graduation

 


STAFF SPOTLIGHT!

Tiffany Gardner, BBA
Clinical Site Coordinator

Gardner, TiffanyI have been a part of the PA Program since July of 2019. I was born in Odessa, Texas and moved to Fort Worth after graduating from college. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Baylor University.
As the Clinical Site Coordinator for the PA department. I recruit and retain clinical sites and preceptors for our students. The best part of my job is going on site visits and seeing first-hand what great providers our students are becoming and the confidence they have in themselves while taking care of their patients. This makes me proud knowing that our students will be ready to treat people once they graduate from the program!