Faculty - Stephanie Persondek, DO, FACOOG

Dr. Persondek graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and Biology from the University of Portland where she was a Holy Cross Scholar. She then went to medical school at Touro University Nevada COM and graduated with honors. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Resurrection Health Care Consortium: MWU/OPTI, Chicago IL. She received multiple teaching awards while there, including Resident Educator of the Year. She is board certified in OB/GYN, and she is a private practice generalist in Spokane Valley, Washington. Dr. Persondek is Adjunct Faculty, Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Clinical Clerkship Director at Rocky Vista University, UT.  She also writes exam questions for obstetrics and gynecology for the NBOME for use with COMLEX and COMAT, and she is a member of the obstetrics and gynecology subcommittee of the COMAT.  In her spare time, she and her husband are working in their healthcare startup Outpost Innovations, under which they have patented a medical device.


University of Portland  
Majored in Biochemistry and Biology

Medical School:
Touro University Nevada COM

Resurrection Health Care Consortium: MWU/OPTI, Chicago IL

Private Practice
Valley OBGYN
Adjunct Faculty, Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Heritage University College of Physician Assistants

Quotes from our Students

“Using the personal mentor was an excellent option for me. Stephanie was absolutely fantastic.  She not only helped me build confidence and feel very prepared for my exam, but I felt like she made me feel like I had a physician colleague and friend helping guide me through the process of taking the exam. She was very easy to work with and when life happened she made it very easy to reschedule our times and make it convenient for both of us. I will forever be appreciative of the time that she took to help me feel prepared and pass my exam.” -  JD

I had the opportunity to do a telephone mock oral with Dr. Persondek. She had the experience of taking the osteopathic oral boards so after my mock, she took some time out to go over the format of the boards which was extremely helpful and helped relieve some anxiety about the whole process. She also took extra time out to go over my practice cases and gave me pointers on how to improve my answering style (to stick to the point and to avoid getting into trouble by giving roundabout answers).” - JS

“I have taken the AOBOG Oral Exam before and I could not understand what I was doing wrong.  It was depressing and very frustrating but I could not give up.  It was difficult having to prepare again BUT THEN I signed up for mentoring with Dr. Persondek and had several sessions. I can honestly say that Dr. Persondek made sense of the whole exam. It was as though a light bulb went off.  She was very kind and extremely encouraging.  I did extremely well on this exam!!!  Thanks again to everyone at ABC and thanks to Dr. Persondek for her patience, kindness, and encouragement.  She is truly amazing.” - SW

“Stephanie was very helpful during my mock.  She went through each case and gave me advice and reassurance.” - AM

“Full of useful tips and information; a valuable resource.” - FC

“Very encouraging, gave many helpful tips” - KG