Patrick Enking M.S., PA-C, DFAAPA: Biography/Education

Professor; Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Studies Program

Department of Family and Community Medicine | Physician Assistant Studies


  • Master of Science in Clinical Counseling - University of Southern Maine
  • Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant - University of Wisconsin-Madison


Professor Enking has been a physician assistant for over 30 years with a focus in behavioral medicine. He worked as the house officer for the State of Maine Psychiatric Hospital for over 14 years before he became the CEO of Behavioral Medicine Associates offering mental health evaluations and treatment in correctional facilities, addiction centers, nursing homes and the Veterans Administration.

He was the director of clinical education (DCE) at the University of New England in Portland, Maine where he developed clinical training sites for the program over 11 years. He was the DCE with The George Washington University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as he developed the first PA program in the middle east with the Saudi military. He moved to Phoenix Arizona in 2011 to start the Northern Arizona University PA program.

Enking moved to Reno in October 2016 to help start the new PA program for UNR. He brings 17 years of faculty experience to the program and has over 500 PA graduates practicing throughout the United States.

His wife, Kathy is a RN and nutritional therapist and they are very happy to be in Reno. Enking enjoys outdoor activities of many types including biking, hiking, hunting, cross country skiing, swimming, traveling, listening to live music and having fun with family and friends.

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