Our Mission

It shouldn’t be this hard for great candidates to fill great jobs.

Our mission is two-fold: 

  • Provide future clinicians with training, experience, and increased access to clinical opportunities they need to excel at the start of their healthcare careers.
  • Empower healthcare employers with a pool of motivated candidates for entry-level positions who are committed to exceptional patient care.

Our Vision

At CapYear, we recognize the potential of pre-medical and pre-physician assistant candidates to deliver outstanding patient care.  We foster strong partnerships with healthcare employers to ensure candidates get access to robust clinical training and job opportunities.  This dual approach enables future clinicians to get the valuable experience they need, while clinical practices get motivated employees ready to deliver high-quality patient care.

Our Core Values

Dedicate ourselves to the success of others

Lead with compassion and inclusion

Respond with care and urgency

Act with integrity

What is


CapYear is a platform committed to lowering the barriers for pre-health candidates to access clinical jobs, training, and certifications which are fundamental to launching a career in healthcare.  The platform also enables forward-thinking healthcare employers to find great candidates to fill entry-level clinical positions quickly.

Is your pre-health club a CapYear Partner?

Find out how CapYear works with leaders of pre-health clubs to support their members with exclusive programming, training and offers.

We are CapYear

Our Leadership Team / Advisors


Sami Shoucair, MD, MPH

Lead Instructor

Ashley Iacone, PA-C


Deb Gutman, MD, MPH

Instructor, Strategic Advisor

Jackie Snyder, PA-C


Lindsey Manos, DHSc, PA-C

Instructor, Strategic Advisor

Megan Sponaugle, PA-C


Alberto Martinez

Head of Care Team Operations

John Walkup

CapYear Cast Host & Producer

R.T. Arnold

CEO & Founder

Rush McCloy

Founder & Strategic Advisor

Marc Triaureau

Chief Financial Officer

Kristen Hayden

Finance & Operations Officer

Essa Naser

Strategic Advisor

Kathryn Hines, PA-C, M.S., M.B.A

Strategic Advisor

Want to join our team?

CapYear is committed to our mission of providing greater access to clinical opportunities for tomorrow’s healthcare leaders and supporting the healthcare employers looking to hire them. Our collaborative and passionate team is growing. Interested in joining? We’d love to meet you.

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