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.
- Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Clinical Education Award by the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) in 2015
- Member of the PAEA Curriculum Council (Feb 2014 to present)
- Member of the PAEA Clinical Education Committee (July 2010 to Feb 2014)
- Editor of the Clinical Educator Handbook for PAEA (2013)
- Founding clinical faculty award, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences, Dammam, September 2010
- Member of the PAEA Education Forum Task Force
- Rogers, O., Enking, P., Bierwas, D., Carroll, H., Taubman, B. and Kroneberger, L. 2017. A Multi-University Interprofessional Approach to Fieldwork Educator Professional Development. Poster accepted at the 2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.
- Enking, P., Bierwas, D., Carroll, H., Rogers, O., Kroneberger, L., and Taubman, B. 2016. An Interprofessional Approach to Preceptor Development. Poster presented at the Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Minneapolis, MN.
- Enking, P. and Gorney, C. 2016. Site and Preceptor Monitoring = Meaningful Clinical Experiences. Accepted presentation at the Annual Physician Assistant Education Association Educational Forum, Minneapolis, MN.
- Enking, P., Feirstein, J., and Thompson, C. 2016. Bitten by the teaching bug? What to expect and how to integrate students into your practice. Presented at the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants Spring Conference, Sedona, AZ.
- DiBaise, M. and Enking, P. 2015. One Physician Assistant program’s dedication to medically underserved communities. Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants, Washington, DC. Vol.28; 10; and poster accepted at the 2015 Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum, Arlington, VA.
- Gorney, C., Enking, P., and Hudak, N. 2015. Contemplating becoming a preceptor: what can I expect? Presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
- Enking, P., Hudak, N. and Gorney, C. 2015. Precepting: Effective feedback and evaluation. Presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
- Hudak, N., Gorney, C., and Enking. 2015. Precepting: Integrating a student into your practice. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
- Enking. P. 2014. Clinical training as a recruitment and retention tool. Presented at the Midwestern University and Northern Arizona University Community Preceptor Development Workshop, Flagstaff, AZ.
- Enking, P., Ostdiek, J. 2014. Effective feedback and evaluation. Presentation at the Midwestern University and Northern Arizona University Community Preceptor Development Workshop, Flagstaff, AZ.
- Hudak, N., Enking, P., Gorney, C., and Gonalez-Colaso, R. 2014. Tales from the Trenches: Physician Assistants’ Perspectives about Precepting Students. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, Vol. 25(1) and 2013; Vol. 24(2):60e. Nominated for JPAE “Article of the Year.”.
- Enking, P. In: Enking, P. (Ed), Gorney, C., Murphy, E., Patton, C., and Sivahop, J. 2013. Developing a clinical rotation syllabus. The Clinical Educator Handbook, Chapter 3 (pp11-14). PAEA.
- Enking, P. In: Enking, P. (Ed), Gorney, C., Murphy, E., Patton, C., and Sivahop, J. 2013. The clinical educator role. The Clinical Educator Handbook, Chapter 1 (pp 3-5). PAEA.
- Enking P.J. In: Richard W. 2013. Outpatient coding for medical services. Dehn & David Asprey, Eds; Essential: Clinical Procedures, 3rd Edition, Chapter 38 (pp.404-416). Elsevier.
- Kemle, K. and Enking, P. 2012. New National Recognition Program: PAEA and AAPA Honor Preceptors. PA Professional, Special Issue, p.26.
- Snyder, J., Lucich, J., Zorn, J., Enking, P., Barnett, J. and Fahringer, D. 2010. Clinical Coordination and the Experiential Year in Physician Assistant Education. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, Vol. 21(4):23-29.
- Enking, P.J., Harmer-Beem, M., Pardue, K.T., and Turcato, N. 2004. A Model for an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to clinical faculty development. Journal of Faculty Development, Vol. 19(3), 1.
- Pardue, K., Harmer-Beem, M., Enking, P.J., and Turcato, N. 2002. A Team Approach to Fostering Interdisciplinary Educational Experiences. Paper presented to National Academies of Practice and Interdisciplinary Health Care Team conference, Arlington, VA.
- Master of Science in Clinical Counseling - University of Southern Maine
- Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant - University of Wisconsin-Madison