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Ryan Clancy

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Ryan Clancy


Assistant Clinical Professor; Director of Clinical Education

Physician Assistant Department

Ryan J. Clancy has been an integral member of the Drexel University Physician Assistant program since 2014. In 2018, Clancy was appointed to the role of codirector of clinical education. He is a hybrid faculty member having dual teaching and administrative responsibilities in both the didactic year and clinical year of the program. Clancy has worked as a clinical coordinator for various clinical rotations and has been course director of the Clinical Skills III course which is a bridge course to the student’s clinical year. He currently serves as the course director for the program’s Patient Communications course and is the course director for the Primary Care Practicum I/II clinical rotations.

Clancy is also an ambassador for the National Health Service Corps having been a National Health Service Corps Scholar during his physician assistant training at The George Washington University. His commitment to service continued when he joined the Drexel PA program as he served as the advisor to the W.W. Oaks Drexel University PA Student society. In his capacity as advisor the Drexel PA program was one of seven local PA programs recognized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and awarded the PA Partnership Award for their role in the PA Olympics, an intercollegiate, philanthropic student run local charity event. He has also been an advisor to the Drexel Chapter of Global Brigades during their Water Brigade service mission to rural Honduras.

Clinically, Clancy has practiced exclusively as a primary care physician assistant. He spent the first ten years of his PA career at a local primary care center first with their Medical Outreach to the Homeless department and then at their satellite office, as a provider in the joint primary and behavioral healthcare integration center. He continues to work part time clinically in a local urgent care facility.

Academic Distinctions

Pi Alpha Society (induction 2017)

Alpha Eta Society (induction 2017)

Faculty Fellowships

Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of Physician Assistants (DFAAPA)

Professional Society

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Education Association
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Selected Publications

Clancy, R. J. (2020). Behavioral Disorders. In J.J Kinzel & P.C Auth (Eds.) PA Review for the Pance, (5th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

Clancy, R. J. (2016). Gerontology. In A. Rundio & W. Lorman (Eds.), Lippincott Certification Review: Family Nurse Practitioner & Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, (1st edition). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Primary Care, Occupational and Emergency Medicine, Behavioral Medicine

MSHS, Health Science
The George Washington University, May 2004
Physician Assistant Program – Certificate, August 2004
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Recipient, August 2002

MA, Kinesiology
University of Maryland, Dec 2000
Specialization: Exercise Physiology
Thesis: The effect of disease severity on duration and intensity of daily leisure physical activity in peripheral arterial occlusive disease patients with intermittent claudication.

BS, Health and Exercise Science
Wake Forest University, May 1997
Minors: Chemistry and Biology