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master of physician assistant studies

Mary Jo Bloominger

Academic Coordinator

Mary Jo Bloominger MPAS, PA-C is the Academic Coordinator for the St. Ambrose Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Mary Jo has been a physician assistant since 1993 and has over 20 years of experience in primary care. She worked for Community Health Care, Inc. providing care for homeless individuals at 6 homeless shelters until 2003. While at CHC she was a participant in a National Collaborative to improve diabetes care sponsored by the Bureau of Primary Health Care. She was a speaker/faculty for the Bureau of Primary Health Care.

She most recently has been in private practice in family medicine with a focus on managing patients with diabetes. In addition, she has been a preceptor for PA and NP students for over 10 years.

Education and Training

MPAS, University of Iowa

BS, University of Iowa
Biology

Certifications

Certified as Physician Assistant by the NCCPA, 1993-present

Certified Diabetes Educator, May 2014-present


Professional Organizations

Physician Assistant Education Association

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Iowa Physician Assistant Society

Greater Quad Cities Midlevel Provider Alliance-Vice president 2001 and 2004