Professor Olsommer is the Director of Skills and Simulation for the School of Physician Assistant Studies and leads the Physical Exam Skills, EKG, Simulation, Ultrasound, Nephrology, and emergency Medicine curricula. She also lectures broadly in other modules, including Pulmonology, Musculoskeletal, Gerontology, GU/Reproductive Health, and Surgery/Hospital Care. She has 15 years of experience as an Emergency Medicine PA, practicing in community hospitals, critical access hospitals and trauma centers and holds an Emergency Medicine CAQ. Prior to becoming a PA, she was an Occupational Therapist for over 15 years, specializing in adult neuro-rehabilitation. Professor Olsommer practices as an emergency medicine PA at a Level I trauma center in Portland. Her areas of interest are emergency medicine, curriculum development focusing on vulnerable populations and DEI in PA practice and education, POCUS, EKG and case-based learning. Outside of the classroom, Professor Olsommer enjoys gardening, travel, biking, her cats, and true crime documentaries. She is a volunteer medical provider at the Borland Free Clinic and volunteers for the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants.