University of Nebraska Medical Center

PA Excellence in Teaching Award goes to Melissa Soester, PhD

Melissa Soester, PhD

by PA Program Director Shaun Grammer, DMSc, PA-C

Melissa Soester, PhD, PA-C, is the recipient of the Pat and Susan McClaughry Physician Assistant (PA) Excellence in Teaching Award for the PA graduating class of 2023. Dr. Soester serves as the Research Director for the PA program and is a valuable member of the clinical education team. An esteemed alumna of UNMC, she has been an integral part of the faculty since 2021.

Dr. Soester’s selection for this award is a testament to her unwavering dedication to education. Students consistently praised her for her prompt responsiveness, genuine concern for their success, and her invaluable support in mastering new material. Her positive attitude and encouragement further enhance the learning experience for all.

This accolade not only recognizes Dr. Soester’s outstanding contributions to the PA program but also underscores the profound impact she has on shaping the future healthcare professionals of the graduating class of 2023. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Melissa Soester for this well-deserved recognition of her commitment to excellence in teaching.


  1. Wayne Mathews says:

    Bravo and well deserved!

  2. Juli Habegger says:

    Congrats! Well deserved.

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