Student Representative – Clare Dougherty, PA-S

Student Representative
Clare Dougherty, PA-S
Iowa City, IA

Clare Dougherty is a second year PA student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) where she double majored in Biology, Health, and Society and German Studies. Dougherty’s senior thesis was on the barriers patients face to accessing healthcare in rural Germany. While completing her undergraduate studies, Dougherty studied abroad in Germany and traveled to rural Uganda for 9 weeks to live and work in a remote village conducting public health educational programming. She also worked in numerous healthcare settings before PA school including a free medical clinic, home care, an assisted living facility, and the Neurology/Neurosurgery/Stroke Unit at Michigan Medicine.

Dougherty is eager to begin her involvement with the AAPA through her role as Student Trustee on the PA Foundation Board of Trustees. In this role, she hopes to be a representative voice of PA students across the country and learn more about how students can begin their involvement in PA programming at the national level.

In her free time, Dougherty can be found volunteering at the local animal shelter or trying out new recipes to test on her classmates. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Dougherty hopes to move back west upon graduation and currently hopes to practice in family medicine.