Katie Sorensen, PA-C’10

Katie Sorensen, PA-C’10, received the 2021 Preceptor of the Year Award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). She has been a physician assistant in general surgery for 10 years, currently practicing at St. Luke’s Regional Health System in Duluth, MN. There, she precepts an average of seven to eight students per year for four- to six-week rotations. She began precepting students one year after graduating from DMU and has precepted about 80 students since. Outside of her day-to-day practice, Sorensen is a guest lecturer at the St. Scholastica PA program and a suture session instructor for University of Minnesota Medical School students. The AAPA/Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Preceptor of the Year Award honors a preceptor who demonstrates exemplary service in the clinical education of PA students as a mentor, role model and instructor and furthers the image of PAs by exemplifying the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, high-quality health care.

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