Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program, College of Health Sciences, Glendale Campus
Research Interests: Student and Clinician Well-being, Oral Health, Infectious disease
“ Never forget that spark and the driving factors that led you to this wonderful career. ”
What is the most rewarding part of being a member of the Midwestern University faculty?
The lightbulb “Aha!” moments of learning that occur in and out of the classroom are one of my favorite parts of teaching. I take pride in compassionately supporting students through the many phases of PA education and allowing each student to recognize their incredible potential.
How do you engage students in the learning process?
I love to pique curiosity and critical thinking to engage students in the learning process. Students have shared that they always remember my stories and clinical tips and pearls focused on topics relevant to each presentation.
What do you hope students learn from your classes?
Our students are incredibly intelligent and talented. They amaze me daily with their ability to learn and apply complex medical content while also prioritizing evidence-based, patient-centered, team-based care. I hope that our students and graduates never lose their love for learning, remember that mistakes may serve as powerful learning tools, and prioritize their own well-being as an essential factor of professionalism during their entire career.
What lessons would you like students to take with them in their professional careers?
- Remember your why! Never forget that spark and the driving factors that led you to this wonderful career. These motivations are powerful reminders—especially on days that are tough.
- Give yourself some grace—Our profession and your patients are lucky to have you. You are accomplishing countless achievements daily. Remember to take time to embrace those accomplishments, especially on days that are difficult, and learn from the endless opportunities that our profession and our patients give us for self-growth.
Eve Hoover, D.M.Sc., PA-C, DFAAPA, is an Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Program in the College of Health Sciences, Glendale Campus.