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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Physician Assistant Program

PA Faculty & Staff


Jennifer Etheridge-Otey, MPAS, PA-C

Academic Coordinator and Assistant Professor


MPAS – University of Nebraska Medical Center
BS – SUNY Downstate Physician Assistant, Brooklyn, NY - Physician Assistant
BBA – CUNY Bernard Baruch College, NY

Clinical Practice:

Has over 20 years of clinical practice experience in Family Medicine and continues to work in this area.


She is the principal faculty charged with coordinating and scheduling the didactic courses per curricula and accreditation guidelines. She manages communication with principal and instructional faculty with regard to all issues concerning course content, learning objectives scheduling, evaluation, revision and remediation as necessary.

Monitors all didactic student progress and communicate assessment during faculty meetings, annual retreat, and other mechanisms. Coordinate student and faculty evaluation of courses and work with program chair to assess and evaluate data. Maintain didactic records, correspondences, schedules, and student performance data. She participates in the program's continuous self-assessment and accreditation process. Oversees all program affairs in the absence of the Program Chairperson

Instructional Responsibilities:

She provides classroom instruction in Interviewing & Physical Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, Adult Primary Care Medicine, Long Term Care-Gerontology and Clinical Procedures/Skills. Supervises clinical year students and also conducts student advisement.