DrPH, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Associate Teaching Professor; Director, Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master's Program
Distinguished Fellows of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Physician Assistant Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 649
Dr. Buck is an Associate Teaching Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, where she has served as the director of the Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master's Program since July 2000. A faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program since January 1985, Dr. Buck was the Program’s undergraduate curriculum coordinator, and directed many of the core PA Program courses prior to developing the current MHS degree curriculum. She is a member of the CNHP Master Teachers’ Guild.
Dr. Buck received the Teaching Excellence Award, 2000, the Sherry Stolberg Alumni Award, 2001, and Curricular Innovation Award, 2005. She is a member of the Physician Assistant National Honor Society, Pi Alpha, and the Alpha Eta Honor Society.
Dr. Buck maintains professional affiliations with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA), and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She has authored book chapters in Physician Assistant textbooks, and she has presented workshops, lectures, and poster presentations for Physician Assistant educators nationally. She has been a consultant to the Association of Physician Assistant Programs’ Professional and Technical Help group on curriculum development and enhancement. Dr. Buck currently serves on the International Commission on the Health Professions’ PA Standards Committee.