Patrick Gauthier is a Senior Fellow, Unit Leader (Functioning Human & Professionalism), and Clinic Tutor.
Patrick began his career in healthcare after leaving school joining the U.S. Navy as a Dental Nurse & Hospital Corpsman. Patrick served onboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) providing care for a crew of 5000 service members and civilians across the world. Patrick was later selected for an advanced medical training program and worked with the US Navy and Marine Corps in East Africa, South America, and Europe. After leaving the U.S. Military Patrick trained at the University of Louisiana as a wound care nurse and hyperbaric technician. He continued working in healthcare at a variety of hospitals across the USA with a focus on chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
Whilst working in Chicago, he visited a second-hand book shop and came across a book called “Osteopathy in Britain” written by Dr Martin Collins, a former principal of the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the BSO). This book, and the principles within, inspired Patrick to move to the UK and study to become an osteopath. During his osteopathic training, Patrick developed a keen interest in clinical and functional human anatomy. As a part of his undergraduate education he studied dissection and prosection anatomy at the UCL dissection laboratory. To further develop this interest as a unit leader in anatomy, he helped to organize and participate in sessions at King's College London's dissection laboratory for UCO students.
After finishing his osteopathic education Patrick began a career in teaching at the UCO and BCOM, gaining a Senior Fellowship at the UCO. Drawing on his previous experience and osteopathic training Patrick enjoys teaching Functional Human Anatomy, Orthopaedics/Rheumatology, tutoring in the UCO general clinic, and specialist clinic for over 55s. Patrick is currently pursuing an interest in digital education and how it relates to osteopathic training.
Patrick is an active member of the Institute of Osteopathy and has an interest in professional development within osteopathy. He also has a keen interest in hiking, camping, and the occasional MMORPG.