Faculty + Staff
Natural SciencesJanet Burns is a board certified physician assistant with 10 years of experience in family medicine, internal medicine (primary care), urgent care, and breast oncology. She received her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2012.
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Janet is a member of the American and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants. Over her professional career, she has served as a preceptor and as a guest lecturer, proctor, and an advisory board member for her alma mater. Janet has served as a member of the MAPA Political Action Committee and on the MAPA Board of Directors as the Executive Board Secretary and Region 5 Representative. At the national level, she has served several times as a Michigan representative in the AAPA House of Delegates.
Prior to becoming a PA, Janet was a teacher and school administrator at the elementary, secondary, and college/university levels. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University; and her post-graduate degrees in educational administration and curriculum/instruction from Central Michigan University and Michigan State University.
In her spare time, Janet enjoys skiing, traveling, reading, the "Arts", entertaining, and spectator sports. For the past 5 years, she has developed a passion for serving on mobile medical teams in Guatemala, Haiti, and Jamaica. Janet lives in Brighton, Michigan with her cocker spaniel and registered therapy dog, Bella. She also enjoys "getting away" to her second home in northern Michigan.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lawrence Technological University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Lawrence Technological University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-lawrence-technological-university/.