PhD, MS, PA-C
Clinical Professor, Department Chair, Program Director
Distinguished Fellows of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 633
Patrick C. Auth, PhD, PA-C, is Clinical Professor and Department Chair of the Physician Assistant Program at Drexel University. Hahnemann He has over 25 years experience in physician assistant education and 30 years of clinical experience in orthopedics, emergency medicine and primary care. Auth was nominated by the American Academy of Physician Assistants to serve as commissioner for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant from 2003 – 2009 and was Chair of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant from 2008-2009 and is currently a At-Large Commissioner. He is the co-editor for the Physician Assistant Review book, 5th edition, and authored book chapters in Physician Assistant textbooks and presented at the state, national and international level. Auth serves as an ambassador for the National Health Service Corps and continues to serve as a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Primary Care and Occupational Medicine
Auth's research interests include servant-leadership, faculty development, clinical reasoning and creative problem solving.
Auth received the Leadership Development, Physician Assistant Education Association Award, 2017, the Pi Alpha National Honor Society, 2005, the Sherry Stolberg Alumni Award, 2003, and Alpha Eta Allied Health National Honor Society, 1998.
Auth received the E. Paul Torrance Graduate Student Research Award for his dissertation on "Assessing the use of creative problem solving skills and generic influences on learning in clinical reasoning by physician assistant students."
Professional Society:Auth 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).