Academic Faculty

FACULTY

  • Director of Didactic Education- The role of the Director of Didactic Education is to oversee the planning and implementation of the academic year. The Director of Didactic Education develops the course and lecturer schedules, oversees the instructional methodologies and manages resources that students will in encounter during the first year of the PA curriculum. Concerns related to the academic year are addressed to the Director of Didactic Education in an effort to resolve issues.

 

  • PA faculty teach a number of the courses in the PA curriculum, depending on their areas of specialty and their academic and professional interests. In addition to PA faculty, the PA courses are also taught by more than 300 physicians and basic science faculty in the College of Medicine who prepare and deliver classroom lectures in their areas of expertise. The oversight of each course is provided by a Course Director. The Course Director attends the lectures, takes notes, and writes the exam questions directed toward the desired knowledge base of physician assistants. The Course Director concept ensures that the classroom education and testing provided to PA students remains at the level expected of physician assistants and also ensures continuity of coverage for all evaluation methodologies.

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

  • The role of the Academic Coordinator in the School of Physician Assistant Studies is to develop the master teaching schedule for each semester of the academic year, to schedule lecturers both within and outside the PA faculty, and to oversee instructional methodologies and resources that students will encounter during the first year of the PA curriculum. Concerns related to the academic year are addressed to the Academic Coordinator in an effort to resolve problems and issues.