Associate Clinical Professor, Associate Program Director
Physician Assistant Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 833
Gretchen Fox, DFAAPA, MMSc, PA-C, - Associate Clinical Professor is the Associate Program Director and Co-Director of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics courses. Gretchen also serves as a small group seminar leader for the Clinical Assessment and Clinical Skills courses. In the past she was the Director of Curriculum and Evaluation and directed or co-directed Principles of Medical Science, Clinical Medicine, and Biopsychosocial Issues in Patient Care.
Ms. Fox has been with the Physician Assistant Program since 1992. Gretchen graduated from Hahnemann University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science, where she received a Burroughs Welcome Scholarship and from Antioch University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Education. She completed a Master of Medical Science Degree from St. Francis College in 1999. Ms. Fox maintains professional affiliations with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant Education Association and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. Ms. Fox was the primary architect of the problem-based learning component of the Principles of Medical Science course and developed the process to objectively evaluate student interaction with Standardized Patients. Ms. Fox has presented workshops and poster presentations at both the University and national levels. Most recently, she participated in two presentations at the PAEA converence in Quebec in October, 2007. These presentations: "Standardized patient encounters on a shoestring budget" and "How to utilize clinical reasoning to synthesize basic and clinical curriculum: were very well received. Additionally, she has authored several articles and a chapter in Physician Assistant Review published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkinns in 2001.
Ms. Fox recently completed a six year term as an invited member of the AAPA Education Council. She is one of the first PAs to be invited to be recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA. Gretchen is an invited member of Pi Alpha, the national Physician Assistant Honor Society. Gretchen's awards include the Sherry Stolberg Alumni of the Year award in 2004, the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Educator of the Year Award in 2005 and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.
Clinically, Gretchen has worked in internal medicine/family practice since graduation.