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Jillian Calhoun

Assistant Professor

Physician Assistant Program


Jillian Vetsch-Calhoun grew up in the Yakima Valley attending West Valley School district and Running start through YVCC. She was a volunteer firefighter through the West Valley fire department for 8 years working as a first responder then EMT.  Jillian graduated from YVCC with an Associate of Science degree and later from the YVCC nursing program.  Jillian attended the University of Washington Medex program where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree as a Physician Assistant. She has been working the last 10 years at Central Washington Family Medicine Clinic/Residency. Over the last 10 years she has been able to develop a variety of clinical skills along with working with medical, PA, and Nurse practitioner students.  She has enjoyed educating students and is looking forward to working with Heritage University as an Associate Professor.

The clinical faculty will assist in coordinating and advising assigned clinical students in the PA Educational Program and will report to the Clinical Coordinator and then the Program Director.