Graduate Physician Assistant Program


G. MICHAEL MOREDOCK, Chair, Division of Natural and Applied Sciences; Director, Graduate Physician Assistant Program; Professor of Allied Health, 1986—
BS, Indiana University, 1970; MD, Indiana University, 1974.

LARRY E. GERDOM, PA Director of Clinical Education; Associate Professor, Physician Assistant, 2005—
BS, Bob Jones University, 1976; MS, Miami University, 1979; PhD, University of Iowa, 1983; MSPAS, University of South Alabama, 1998; PA-C.

KATRINA GILL, Instructor, Physician Assistant, 2001—
BS, University of Tennessee, 1995; MSM, Trevecca. Nazarene University, 2001; PA-C.

KIMBERLY K. NIELSEN, Instructor, Physician Assistant 2005—
BA, University of Northern Iowa, 1997; MPAS, University of Iowa, 2001; PA-C.

ILIANA J. CARPENTER, Instructor, Physician Assistant, 2005—
BS, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1994; MPAS, University of Nebraska, 1999; PA-C.

LOIS E. WOLFGANG, PA Director of Didactic Education; On-campus Coordinator for Nursing Program; Associate Professor of Allied Health, 1978—
BSN, Roberts Wesleyan College, 1963; MHS, Governor's State University, 1978.

RICHARD DENNIS ANDERSON, PA Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Allied Health, 2005—
BS, Baylor College of Medicine, 1983; MAPAS, Arizona School of Health Science, 2005; PA-C.

Graduate Physician Assistant Program General Information

Mission Statement

The Graduate Physician Assistant Program exists to prepare professionally competent physician assistants who will use their skills to serve their communities in compassionate ministry.

Physician Assistant Role Definition

Physician Assistants are health professionals licensed, or in the case of those employed by the Federal Government, credentialed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Physician Assistants are qualified by graduation from an accredited physician assistant educational program and/or certification by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). Within the physician/PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The clinical role of physician asststants includes primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practice settings in rural and urban areas. Physician assistant practice is centered on patient care and may include educational, research, and administrative activities.

Adopted 1995 Amended 1996 AAPA House of Delegates

Applicant Information

The Trevecca PA Program participates in the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Applications are available online at

Questions related to admission to the graduate PA Program should be directed to the program at (615) 248-1225 or Further information can be obtained at