Amy Dereczyk

Amy Dereczyk

Assistant Professor and Chair, Physician Assistant Program

Amy Dereczyk
Contact Info:
Campus: Main Campus
Building: Health Professions Facility
Room: 100
Phone: 313-993-1797
Amy Dereczyk
Subjects Taught:
Diagnostic and Therapeutics


  • B.S., Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University
  • M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit Mercy


Why you are going to love my class

Because it's a hands-on class. You will get to do a whole lot of procedures—either on real people or on simulator manikins. Also, I have many years of experience in emergency medicine as well as firsthand knowledge of procedures. This makes for a great discussion in class.

Great things for you at UDM

You will have the opportunity to do what you read about in the textbooks. In my class you will be able to do what you are reading about.

Great things in store after UDM

Upon completing the PA Program, you will have developed confidence in touching the patient and courage to attempt a procedure. You will also have a new level of professionalism, and hopefully, a willingness to give back to the program by precepting PA students, because you had such wonderful preceptors.

UDM has a quality program that educates you to be a top-notch PA and when you graduate, you will have several offers for great paying jobs. People love to hire our graduates. We have great relationships with all the healthcare systems in southeastern Michigan, and when they know you graduated from UDM, they know you are good.

My favorite part about teaching you

Even though you are part of a diverse class, everyone gets along. I appreciate that our students come from a variety of backgrounds.

You might like to know

My husband and I support and volunteer at a rural clinic in Ajalli, Nigeria, once or twice a year to provide medical care. We have volunteered for the past five years at the clinic, which serves nearly 3,000 people each visit — many of whom have never seen a physician or had healthcare in their lives.