Brittany LaBonte, PA-C

“Medicine is an ever changing field, and as clinicians we must continually seek to learn, adapt, and improve. My ultimate goal is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as competent, skilled, and compassionate physician assistants. In pursuit of this goal, I will strive to ensure my students attain an extensive medical knowledge base, advanced critical thinking skills, and establish evidence-based best practices.”

Title

Assistant professor of physician assistant studies

Educational Background

  • MSPAS, University of St. Francis – Fort Wayne, IN
  • B.S., Franklin College – Franklin, IN

Year joined Franklin

2018

Expertise

I have 9 years of experience working in pediatrics and urgent care/occupational medicine

How will PA students learn and practice clinical skills during their didactic year?

PA students will be taught physical exam skills in a traditional head to toe fashion at the beginning of the didactic year. As we progress through the first 12 months of study, students will refine and master their physical exam and medical history taking skills during each body system module. Prior to the clinical year, students will be trained to perform specific medical skills such as suturing, casting/splinting, IV placement, lumbar puncture, etc.

In My Spare Time…

In my spare time I love spending time with my husband and children. We love spending time out in the yard, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, and trips to the zoo/children’s museum. I also like to cook/bake and read.