Who are the Physician Assistant Blueprint Architects?
Meet the brains and authors behind the book
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
Hello! I’m Shayne Foley, and I’ve been working as a full-time PA since 2012. My experiences so far have been in Primary Care and Urgent Care medicine. I am also involved in PA education at every stage of the journey: mentoring Pre-PA students, teaching both didactic and clinical students, as well as providing education and mentorship to my fellow PA-Cs.
Since 2012, I’ve had career highs and lows, and I’ve admittedly made some mistakes along the way…but these are the best learning opportunities. With these and other experiences, I’ve curated a highly successful career so far, and here are some of the highlights that I am most proud of:
- Paying off $200,000 of student loan debt in less than 2 years!
- Taking extended vacations and sabbaticals (up to 9 months off at a time!).
- Negotiating for $2,500 more at my first job.
- Becoming the highest ranking APP in my organization.
- Earning a $10,000 raise after my first year of work.
- Learning to be financially savvy and getting on track to become financially independent within 10-15 years.
- Creating a popular blog (www.EfficientClinician.com) and business (www.ThePABlueprint.com).
For just a little more about my background: I grew up in Massachusetts and studied Exercise Science in my undergrad. 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: ThePABlueprint@gmail.com.