Holly West, DHEd, PA-C
Senior Medical Educator
School of Medicine
Dr. West is a Physician Assistant and Senior Medical Educator in the Office of Educational Development at UTMB. She maintains an Adjunct Assistant Professor role in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She graduated from Texas A&M University, received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at UTMB, and a doctoral degree in Health Education at A.T. Still University. Dr. West was Faculty in the PA Department, serving as the Director of Academic Curricula and directed several courses. She then joined the UTMB OB/GYN Department as a Women’s Health Specialist and provided leadership oversight for several large-scale clinical research trials involving pregnant women. During this time, her academic responsibilities continued in resident, medical student, and PA student teaching. Her teaching has been recognized with PA Department Teacher of the Year Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, the School of Health Professions Educational Excellence award in 2009, and the Class of 1947 School of Medicine Memorial Professorship for Excellence in Education in 2019.
Joining the AMT in 2015, Dr. West served as the Mentoring and Consultation Team Lead from 2017-2019. Her major contributions include formalizing the AMT Peer Observation of Teaching process, Educator Portfolio development, and mentorship training.