Cari Rodgers, MSPAS, BCHS, PA-C

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Lecturer, Didactic Faculty

I have always had a passion for the medical field. My medical career began with the US Army Reserves as part of a Combat Support Hospital. I received medical training at Ft. Sam Houston Texas as a Combat Medic & NREMT. I went on to receive further medical training as an Operating Room Specialist (Surgical Technician). After returning from my medical training with the Army, I went on to work as a Medical Assistant for many years in a community health clinic. I worked as a Surgical Technician at SHMC in Cardiothoracic Surgery for about 9 years before returning to full time schooling at the University of Washington MEDEX PA Program.

After completing the PA Program in 2010, I had the opportunity to work as a PA in Family Medicine at a Community Health Clinic in Spokane. I began to narrow my expertise to the field of Pediatric Medicine and was able to assist in the opening of a School Based Health Clinic outside of Spokane. After this I transitioned to Pediatric Orthopaedics with Shriners Hospital. Most recently, I have been practicing General Pediatrics in an Outpatient Clinical Setting.

I enjoy teaching upcoming medical professionals and have been a guest lecturer, didactic proctor and clinical proctor for the UW MEDEX program since my graduation in 2010. When the opportunity arose to join the Spokane MEDEX team as faculty and teach my passion of pediatric medicine, I was happy to grab the opportunity.