Brianna Cardenas received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of La Verne in 2011. She completed the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Western University of Health Sciences in 2013. She has worked in urgent care and pain management clinical settings. She enjoyed precepting students for many years before entering PA education in 2018 at her undergraduate alma mater.
She is currently working on her Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc) degree at the University of Lynchburg and will be graduating in 2022. She is a patient advocate for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and owns a small business focused on health education. Additionally, Cardenas is a faculty reviewer for Osmosis Knowledge Diffusion.
Cardenas currently serves on the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) CASPA Steering Committee to help diversify the PA profession. She is engaged in many community service roles and believes in “paying it forward” to physician assistants’ future generations. She loves teaching and is a published contributor to an article on interprofessional education for physician assistant students. Cardenas was recently awarded one of the inaugural Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards and will be speaking at the 2021 American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Conference.
Cardenas is excited to continue working in PA education at KGI as the Director of Clinical Education and looks forward to helping build a program that will foster compassionate and collaborative leaders in the PA profession who will serve a diverse patient population.
Commencement: May 15, 2021
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