Physician Assistant Faculty Development Academy™
Excellence in Education
Creating practical, evidence-based faculty development programs and providing support and resources for PA educators.
Let me put my 20+ years of successful faculty development experience to work for you.
Welcome to the Academy. After providing faculty development at the national level as well as in PA programs across the country, I have taken my passion for teaching and education and my commitment to our profession to develop courses and provide mentorship to help you quickly learn, apply, and master essential educational concepts, along with evidence-based teaching approaches, strategies, and tools that are immediately applicable to your daily work in PA education.
I know the transition from clinician to educator has its challenges, and I am here to help make that journey a successful one. Being an educator is one of the most rewarding careers along with being a PA, of course, because you play an essential role in our profession's quality and longevity by teaching the next generation of physician assistants!
PA Educator Master Course One
This course is best for those new to PA education but can be taken by anyone. It provides fundamental educational concepts and principles needed to navigate the transition from clinician to educator (10 AAPA Cat 1 CME).
PA Educator Master Course Two
This course is open to all in PA education with at least six months of experience. It will focus on course design, writing learning outcomes, instructional objectives, test item writing, and assessment (10 AAPA Cat 1 CME).
PA Educator Master Course
The Clinical Year
This course focuses on all aspects of the clinical year - rotation syllabi, assessment & tracking, onboarding, evaluation & maintenance of clinical sites & preceptors. Three months of experience is preferred (10 AAPA Cat 1 CME).
The PA Educator™
A free monthly blog newsletter where you will find an ongoing collection of practical, relevant, and evidence-based articles, teaching tips, noteworthy news, resources, and more specifically for and about those who teach in PA education.LEARN MORE
Faculty Development Workshops
I provide 1-3 day faculty development workshops or presentations (on-site or remotely) based on the specific needs of the program. I also offer a wide variety of topics, including curriculum and course design, creating learner-centered syllabi, writing effective instructional objectives and learning outcomes, evidence-based teaching, and learning approaches, assessment tools and methods, curriculum/standards mapping, and exam question item writing.