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Gretchen Fox

Gretchen Fox


Vice-Chair, Physician Assistant Department, Associate Director, Physician Assistant Program, Clinical Associate Professor

Distinguished Fellows of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Physician Assistant Department

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Gretchen Fox, PA-C is a graduate of the Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program class of 1991. Upon graduation she was hired by one of the PA Program’s long standing preceptors and provided patient care in internal medicine for twenty two years.

During her tenure in the PA Program, Fox has played a pivotal role in curriculum development and initial implementation of standardized patients/OSCEs. Fox chairs the Summative Examination Committee. She has directed or co-directed multiple courses in the PA Program and continues to direct/co-direct the Pharmacology and Therapeutics courses in addition to teaching small groups in clinical reasoning and clinical assessment. Fox served as an invited member on the Education Council of the AAPA and as a test item writer for the NCCPA for over eight years. Fox was one of the first Physician Assistants inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Fox is an invited member of the Drexel University CNHP Master Teacher’s Guild.

Fox continues to present workshops and poster presentations at both the local and national levels.


  • Internal Medicine/Family Practice
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Interprofessional Education with the Temple College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Physician Assistant Education, Interprofessional Education

Academic Distinctions:

  • Sherry Stolberg Alumni of the Year award, 2004
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Educator of the Year Award, 2005
  • Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Teaching Excellence Award, 2008

Professional Society:

Fox maintains professional affiliations with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant Education Association and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.
She served an eight year term as an invited member for the AAPA Education Council.
She is an invited member of Pi Alpha, the national Physician Assistant Honor Society