Laura Delaney, Des Moines University Physician Assistant Program

Laura Delaney, M.P.A.S., PA-C

Director of Clinical Education - Physician Assistant Program, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program

Areas of Expertise

Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • American Lung Association of Iowa Leadership Board of directors
  • Iowa Physician Assistant Society—Member and multiple terms as president
    •  Chair, IPAS Spring Continuing Education Program Committee
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Student Association of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)—Faculty Advisor


Service Community:

  • Global Health Provider and Preceptor
  • Assist with the church youth group, meeting weekly


  • PAEA test writing sub-committee for end of rotation exams


  • Annually supervise students in community health events:
    • school sports physicals (Stewart, Greenfield, St. Anthony’s Catholic School and Jumpstart physicals),
    • bone density/COPD screening at different health fair events (Iowa State Fair, Polk City, Iowa CareGiver’s Conference, DMU Senior Health Fair, National Pork Producers)
    • flu shot clinics at Bilgi’s Children’s Clinic,
    • Iowa Lung Association- walk and stair climb and Affinity Credit Union Health fair.
  • Assist in the DMU Wellness department with health screenings of students and faculty.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Certificate of Completion, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
Nursing, Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, Des Moines, IA

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

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