Kristine Correira is a physician assistant who started her career in 1993. She is currently working in family medicine with Dr. Nancy Berube in Worcester, Massachusetts and in urgent care at the various Reliant ReadyMED locations. She spent 18 years of her career in emergency medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester and St. Francis Medical Center in Hartford. She also spent 20 years as a paramedic educator at Quinsigamond Community College, pioneering hybrid and online courses in the program, and taught human biology lab at Eastern Connecticut State University. She is also an online instructor for Homeschool Connections.
Kristine is active in end of life care issues. She educates the public about the healthcare proxy, advance directives, and MOLST/POLST forms and regularly has these important discussions with her patients. Besides helping people protect their right to medical care, she also actively fights against the legalization of physician assisted suicide in Massachusetts through community presentations, traditional and social media, and legislative testimony. Her expertise comes not only from her clinical experience but also from her additional training from the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care.
Kristine holds a Bachelor of Arts in biological science and computer science from Wellesley College. She received her physician assistant training and earned a Master of Health Professions from Northeastern University. She completed her doctoral coursework in the Educational Leadership in Higher Education at University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She is currently a doctoral student at MCPHS University.