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North Central College physician assistant studies senior lecturer featured on WGN-TV & WGN-AM Radio

Feb 28, 2023

Ericka Stoor-Burning teaches others across the world through mission work

It’s been said that challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. For Ericka Stoor-Burning, adjunct assistant and senior lecturer of physician assistant studies at North Central College, the meaning came quite by chance during a trip to Honduras as a physician assistant when she saw a need. She helped document the health of patients, which wasn’t being done in a meaningful and lasting way. Her guidance was being used even six months after she left Honduras—it was growing on its own. That growth lit a spark and a mission: To help others learn in under-resourced areas in unconventional ways.

“I feel compelled to help them because they’re my peers,” she said. “They may be in a different country, they may be on a different continent, but they’re PAs and I’m a PA so let’s help each other.”

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