Chatham University

Physician Assistant Program

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016!

Above is the 2016 Master of Physician Assistant Studies class. This photo was taken shortly before the students completed the program in July 2016. At the conclusion of the program, the students participate in a White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is the culminating event to their two year program. During this ceremony, the students are "coated" in long white lab coats which they will use when the begin their careers as physician assistants. Congratulations!

Faculty Scholarship

Recent faculty publications have centered on educational approaches such as the use of simulation technology, and problem based learning, as well as guidance for the provider regarding clinical best practices for patient care with specific populations, conditions and treatment approaches. Follow the links below for additional information regarding articles published in 2015 and 2016 by the Physician Assistant Faculty.

Abebe, A. "Caring for Transgender Patients". Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. June, 2016.

Donkers K, Truscott J, DeLong D, Garrubba C. High-Fidelity Simulation Use in Preparation of Physician Assistant Students for Neonatal and Obstetric Care. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. Published ahead of print April 2016, print June 2016.

Donkers K, Garrubba C, Daniel L, Ennulat C. Perceptions of Physician Assistant Students' Readiness with System-Based vs. Problem-Based Physical Diagnosis Curriculum. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. July 2015. Volume 13 Number 3.

Donkers, K, Bednarek, M, Downey, P, Ennulat, C. Implementation of Simulation-Based Education in a Physician Assistant Curriculum. Journal of Allied Health. Spring 2015, Vol 44, No 1.

Garrubba C, Truscott J. "A Clinical Approach to Acid-Base Conundrums". Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. April 2016. Volume 29; Issue 4 - p. 1-5.

Hawkins S, Hertweck M, Goreczny A, Laird J. Effect of two semesters of small group problem-based learning (PBL) on expectations of physician assistant students regarding self, others, and facilitator using the PBL Readiness Questionnaire. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2016 Jan 01;14(1), Article 5.

Laird J. An evidence-based review of commonly used dietary supplements. JAAPA. 2015;28(7): DOI: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000466643.93467.2a.