Dr. Cherilyn Hendrix is the Academic Director of Adventist University of Health Sciences’ Physician Assistant Program. She has worked clinically and academically as a Physician Assistant since 2003 in general, vascular, and thoracic surgery, and in emergency medicine and urgent care. She earned her doctorate degree in Health Education from A.T. Still University, and has written multiple publications promoting methodology to enhance critical thinking and sound clinical reasoning during PA education at the master’s degree level. Dr. Hendrix's first career was as an engineer, graduating with her master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. She has four United States patents in medical imagery device design to her credit. She later went on to pursue her PA education, graduating from the Anne Arundel Community College PA Program and immediately afterward, successfully completing a one-year general surgery residency at Duke University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association.