Clinical Assistant Professor
Janelle Bludorn, MS, PA-C, is a physician assistant practicing in emergency medicine who joins the UNC Physician Assistant Program faculty as a clinical assistant professor. Having most recently practiced at a large academic hospital emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Janelle will continue her clinical pursuits in the emergency departments at both UNC Hospitals and UNC Hospitals Hillsborough.
With roots in the rural Great Plains, Janelle completed her Bachelor of Science studies in Psychology, Biology, and Native American Studies at the University of South Dakota. While in South Dakota, she worked in the emergency department of a small-town community hospital. She then obtained her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her first job as a PA included successfully pioneering physician assistant employment in a community hospital emergency department in Santa Barbara, California, where she practiced for several years, while simultaneously balancing part-time practice in women’s health.
In her role as clinical assistant professor, Janelle most looks forward to transferring her passion and aptitude for educating learners clinically to the didactic setting. She is dedicated to shaping well-rounded and rigorously educated future clinicians utilizing practical experiential and case-based learning in addition to technology integration. She also hopes to explore and share with students her professional interests of point-of-care ultrasound, women’s health, and care for vulnerable patient populations. Janelle is honored to join the PA program faculty and educate the next generation of physician assistants at an institution as prestigious, well-resourced, and supportive as Carolina.