Megan Schneider joined the Physician Assistant (PA) department faculty in September 2013. She has practiced clinically in emergency medicine and currently practices in urgent care. Schneider graduated from Boston University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology. In 2007 she graduated from Arcadia’s Physician Assistant program with a dual Master of Medical Science and Master of Science in Public Health. Her master’s thesis focused on intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ community.
Schneider has been involved in teaching courses in physiology and pathophysiology, clinical medicine, medical documentation, physical exam skills, and procedural skills, among others. She lectures on topics that include the immune system and inflammation, peripheral vascular disease, reproductive physiology and neurological diseases.
Schneider proudly serves the Drexel Community through her membership on the CNHP Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and as an executive board member for the LGBTQIAA Colleague Resource Group (CRG).
Schneider is dedicated to diversifying the PA profession and to encouraging student success throughout the PA program.
Schneider lives in South Philadelphia with her wife and two children. She enjoys commuting into the classroom by bicycle.
Professional societies and memberships: Professor Schneider is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, and the Physician Assistant Education Association.
Professor Schneider is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, and the Physician Assistant Education Association.
Schneider, M. E. (2021). Nail Hematoma Release. In A. Angelow (Ed.), Essential procedures: Acute care (1st ed.). Wolters Kluwer Health.
Schneider, M. E. & Smith, D. (2020). Skin Disorders. In J. J. Kinzel & P.C. Auth (Eds.), Physician assistant review for the PANCE (5th ed.) (pp. 314-344). Wolters Kluwer Health.
Rusgo, A., Schneider, M. E., Livingston, D., & Auth, P. C. (2021). Blood and clotting. In N. C. Tkacs, L. L. Herrmann & H. L. Johnson (Eds.), Advanced physiology and pathophysiology: Essentials for clinical practice (pp 241-275). Springer Publishing Company.
Current research interests include investigating the factors that influence student success in the PA program.
May 2004 - May 2007
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Science in Public Health
Public Health Master Thesis: Information and Help-Seeking Behaviors Related to Intimate Partner
Violence within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community
September 2000-May 2004
Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology cum laude