Holland Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C

Department Chair and Program Director, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program

Holland Taylor, Des Moines University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Holland Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C

Department Chair and Program Director, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program

515-271-1685 (Office Phone)

Areas of Expertise

Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Iowa Physician Assistant Society
Service Community:

  • Blood pressure screenings, Des Moines University, wellness center, 2015 to present
  • Junior Achievement’s Biztown, Des Moines, Iowa, 2019
  • Health professions presentation, Prairie Trail Elementary, 2019
  • Meals from the Heartland, Des Moines University, 2018
  • Blood pressure screenings, Iowa State Fair, 2006, 2016, 2018
  • YMCA Ankeny Annual Fundraiser, 2015 to 2017
  • Career Connections, Ankeny Parkview Middle School, 2014, 2015
  • Guest speaker at diabetic group session, Mercy North, 2013, 2014
  • Informational session on concussions to baseball youth, 2012
  • Vision screenings, Westwood Elementary, 2011
  • Polk County lead program preschool presentations, 2007
  • Bone density screenings, DMU Senior Health Fair, 2005, 2006
  • Sports physicals, vision screenings, Slater, IA, 2006
  • Social activities volunteer, Wesley Acres, 2005, 200

Professional:

Graduate Council, Des Moines University, member, 2019

  • Review and make recommendations on university academic policies and procedures pertaining to any course of study leading to an academic credential, as appropriate.
  • Review internal academic program review documents and make recommendations.
  • Review and make recommendations on new academic program proposals.

College of Health Sciences Faculty Organization, Des Moines University, Faculty Chairperson-Elect, 2019

  • Preside over CHS faculty meetings, in Chairperson’s absence.
  • Represent CHS faculty at Deans’/Directors’ meetings.

Faculty Leadership Council, Des Moines University, member, 2019

  • Facilitate optimal communication between colleges, between faculty and administration, support services, and other University entities.
  • Work with existing Faculty Organizations and various college committees in addressing the needs of faculty and their respective colleges.
  • Provide a forum for faculty input on drafting, reviewing, and implementing University policies.
  • Promote and otherwise assist with the development interdisciplinary initiatives.

Academic Logistics and Planning Team (ALPT), Des Moines University, member, 2015 to present

  • Review logistical effects of curricula delivery on the institution’s students.
  • Review the impact courses may have on other courses across Programs.
  • Identification of optimal academic resource management strategies.
  • Make recommendations to the Faculty Organization, Programs, and Administration, and other groups as appropriate, regarding the implementation of university-wide academic initiatives.
  • Assist with the development of university-wide academic resources and tools/instruments.

Physician Assistant Program Academic Progress Committee (APC), Des Moines University, Chair, 2016 to present

  • Monitor PA student academic progress and affective behaviors.
  • Communicate between students and the committee.
  • Make decisions and recommendations to the dean.

Ultrasound Taskforce, Des Moines University, 2017 to present

  • Represent PA program in the development of a university-wide ultrasound curriculum.

Spring CME Conference Committee, Iowa Physician Assistant Society (IPAS), member, 2017 to present

  • Organize and facilitate annual Spring CME conference in West Des Moines, IA.

Education:
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Certifications:
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant
State of Iowa, Board of Physician Assistants
Iowa Board of Pharmacy
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Diversity & Health Film Series Certificate of Completion, Des Moines University, 2018
CITI Training, Des Moines University, 2018 Description: Training on the ethical conduct of research.
Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association, 1998 to present
Mandatory Reporter Training, Catholic Health Initiatives, 1998 to present

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