Who are the Physician Assistant Blueprint Architects?
Meet the brains behind the book
Meet the Authors
Jordan Fisher, PA-C
Hey there, I’m Jordan Fisher. Wherever you are, thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope that your interest has been sparked. I’ve been a PA for over three years and have done everything I can to broaden my experiences throughout my career so far. I started off in a surgical subspecialty, ENT, then transitioned my career to emergency medicine. After a brutal two years, half of which included the COVID-19 pandemic, I took a leap of faith and moved to a rural urgent care practice. Also during this time I have precepted, lectured, became an adjunct faculty member, and wrote an eBook (www.panextsteps.com).
Through my Physician Assistant Next Steps eBook passion project, which focuses on what to do once you graduate from PA school, I realized there was a huge gap when it came to PA career education. It was at that time that I serendipitously reconnected with my old professor, Shayne Foley. We realized that our independent projects worked quite well together, and before we knew it, we had created a new project, thepablueprint.com. With this new project, we aim to provide much needed “continuing professional education” for practicing physician assistants. We look to continue to build on this to help every PA get the most out of their career.
Outside of these projects, I try to spend most of my life outdoors. I am lucky enough to live in Steamboat Springs, CO with my girlfriend. We do our best to soak up every recreational activity Steamboat has to offer. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions as connecting with fellow professionals is what I enjoy most out of these projects: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shayne Foley, PA-C
I am Shayne Foley. I work full-time as a PA, which I have since 2012, and am currently working in Family Medicine. Up to this point in my career, my experiences have been in Primary and Urgent Care medicine. I’ve also worked as an adjunct professor and preceptor, which I thoroughly enjoy. It was in teaching at my alma mater where I met Jordan Fisher, with whom I’ve since reconnected and am now collaborating to advance PA education, starting with The PA Blueprint.
My background is in Exercise Science, and I’ve previously spent 15+ years working as a performance and wellness coach, as well as a personal trainer. These experiences have laid the foundation for my work ethic, attention to detail, analytic perspective, ambitions and commitment to lifelong learning. I consider myself detail-oriented while having a holistic perspective, which leads me to be simultaneously pragmatic and philosophical. I am endlessly curious, voracious in my appetite for learning, methodical in my approach, and remain a realistic optimist.
I’ve taken my experiences, influences and traits, and have intentionally applied them to my PA career, leading me to dive into the facets of a career in medicine, learn the “rules of the game”, and then leverage my knowledge to cultivate the life that I desire. Within this process, I’ve been able to meet and exceed all of my original goals, having to consistently raise the bar for myself, and am now turning my focus towards doing the same for my PA peers. On a macroscopic level, I see an opportunity to give to other PAs what I’ve given to myself: the tools to design your life, including your PA career, on your own terms. I find it invigorating to think about the potential for exponential benefits, as we move the needle towards more fulfilled and enriched PAs, leading to more joyful lives and better patient care.
The first step in this quest was creating my blog, www.efficientclinician.com. As it turns out, this was a stepping stone to even larger ambitions, culminating in the co-authoring of “The PA Blueprint” and the creation of www.thepablueprint.com, with much more content to come. Jordan and I hope to make our mark on a different type of PA education, one that will positively impact the lives of many.
For just a little more about my background: I grew up in Massachusetts. I currently live in the idyllic state of Vermont with my wife and rescue dog. My interests are many, but include lifestyle design, travel, financial independence, outdoor recreation, entrepreneurship, music and community involvement.
If you were struck by something that you read above, want to reach out, or have any questions, you can contact me here at email@example.com.