The Plateau Post

Welcome to the Colorado Plateau Center for Health Profession’s blog, The Plateau Post. Here you’ll find organization updates, news, and stories of our students on their paths to becoming healthcare professionals.

All stories are posted by our staff, unless otherwise noted.

Education

Former Health Partners Intern Starts Med School

While studying at Northern Arizona University, Stacy Elizabeth Ruther had the opportunity to intern with the Health Partners program at North Country HealthCare. She worked directly with patients to address the social factors influencing their health. Prior to this, Stacy says she had limited awareness

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Education

Hometown Teaching: Dr. Taylor Comes Full Circle

Chad Taylor, DO is the regional director of medical education for ATSU-SOMA in Flagstaff, Arizona. Dr. Taylor works with second- through fourth-year medical students who complete their training in northern Arizona through a partnership with the Colorado Plateau Center for Health Professions.  During his medical

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Residency

Residents, Staff Recognized at 2022 AOMA Convention

Last month, several members of our family and community medicine residency team were recognized for their dedication to the field of osteopathic medicine at the 100th annual convention hosted by the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA). Each year, the organization presents The AOMA Awards to

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Residency

Sarah Coles, MD, Joins Family Medicine Residency as Director

Sarah Coles, MD, joins the NARBHA Institute Family & Community Medicine Residency at the Colorado Plateau Center for Health Professions as program director. She grew up in Arizona and served as faculty for the family medicine residency at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix for seven years.

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Spotlight

Q&A: Mary Pasternacki, FNP-BC

Continuing Education, or CE, is a vital part of our mission to improve the health of rural and underserved communities in northern Arizona by building, training, and strengthening the health workforce. Here we spotlight Mary Pasternacki, FNP-BC, a leader in creating education and networking opportunities

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Spotlight

Q&A: Amy C. Negovan, PNP

Continuing Education, or CE, is a vital part of our mission to improve the health of rural and underserved communities in northern Arizona by building, training, and strengthening the health workforce. Here we spotlight Amy C. Negovan, PNP, who helps school nurses by offering continuing

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Together we can ensure that we have enough quality healthcare practitioners to care for all our communities today and in the future.

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