John G. McGinnity, MS, PA-C, is the founding Director of the PA Medicine Program and Professor at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in East Lansing, Michigan. He is developing a team-based program, training PAs alongside medical students to improve access to care for Michigan citizens. Mr. McGinnity has 25 years of experience as a PA and has an extensive background in cardiovascular medicine. He has also served various leadership capacities in the PA profession over the course of the past two decades, including past president of the American Academy of PAs and the Michigan Academy of PAs, past chairman of the State of Michigan PA Task Force Licensing Board and a member of the National Institutes of Health, National Heart Attack Alert Program, Coordinating Committee. He currently is appointed to the State of Michigan Board of Medicine.