President’s Message

Dear Members of UAPA (and New members to come):


It is a privilege to be able to serve as the President for the Utah of Academy of Physician Assistants for the 2016-2017 term. It is an exciting time that the Academy is facing as we are making efforts to make legislative changes to update our practice act that will more accurately reflect what we as PA’s are currently doing in Utah. Our goal as the Board this year will be to focus on how we can better serve our patients and access to care, to create a long lasting professional environment that will allow PA’s to maintain strong connections to the MD/PA team, and to preserve the future of our profession for many years to come. Health Care has been changing rapidly and there have been challenges that many PA’s have been facing or may soon encounter that could place limits and potential loss of jobs if we do not act.


I would encourage current members and new members to become involved with UAPA by serving on committees or to serve as future officers of the board as we work to further our profession in Utah. Please feel free to contact me if there are any needs or concerns you feel that UAPA can help.


Best regards,
Brandon Jones, MS, MPAS, PA-C
President Utah Academy of Physician Assistants
bjonespac@gmail.com

Brandon Jones PA-C


President

Brandon Jones is a native of Texas and came to Utah in 2002 to attend PA School at the University of Utah and is graduate of UPAP Class 33. He has a Bachelors and Masters Degree from TCU in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology and worked as an Athletic Trainer in Texas prior to becoming a PA. Brandon has worked in Family Practice, Urgent Care, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and for the past 7 years in Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist PA.
“I found my calling when I started working as a Hospitalist as I feel that I am still practicing in primary care dealing with patient’s chronic illnesses or often times making a new diagnosis but having to manage them in an acute situation. The reward is being able to see patients improve often times in a few days of being hospitalized.”
Brandon currently practices for Associates for Inpatient Medicine, LLC and is based at Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton, UT. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee for the hospital as the APC representative and works with UPAP as a clinical preceptor taking second year PA students.

Brandon Jones, PA-C, MPAS President Utah Academy of Physician Assistants
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