Staff Collaborate Conference Room

Jesse Vitch

Jesse Vitch, MMSc, CAA

Faculty Instructor

Biography

In Practice Since 2014
Joined MCW in 2017

Teaching Philosophy
“I believe the clinical setting should be an opportunity for the learner to be pushed beyond their comfort level in a variety of situations. They should strive to communicate with surgeons, nurses, patients, and preceptors with confidence and curiosity while the preceptor’s role should be to guide them from one level to the next. The process of learning in the OR environment is not linear and the sudden leaps that students make while working with certain instructors or during specific cases and rotations are what make the whole process exciting and worthwhile.”

Interests and Background
“After growing up in Arizona, I attended San Diego State University where I completed my BS in Biology. I later attended South University in Savannah, GA for graduate school. I spent two years working at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA before joining on as faculty for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s MSA program. My interests outside of healthcare include cooking, golf, and poker.”

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Wisconsin Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants
Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Patient Care Experience
Vascular/Thoracic
Neuro
Kidney and liver transplants
IR and EP lab
OB
Ortho
Colorectal

Education

Master of Medical Science (MMSc) – South University, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS) – San Diego State University, 2009

Certifications
National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants