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PA Faculty In the Spotlight

March 19, 2020

Gretchen Fox '91, PA-C, associate program director the Physician Assistant programGretchen Fox, PA-C graduated from the Hahnemann Physician Assistant program in 1991 and is currently the associate program director the PA Program. Upon graduation she was hired by one of the PA Program’s long-standing preceptors and provided patient care in internal medicine for t22 years. She joined the faculty in 1992 and is looking forward to retiring in September 2020 after 28 years of service to the Physician Assistant program.

During her tenure at Hahnemann/Drexel, Fox has played a pivotal role in curriculum development and initial implementation of standardized patients/OSCEs. Fox chairs the Summative Examination committee and has directed or co-directed multiple courses within the program. She continues to direct and co-direct the Pharmacology and Therapeutics courses in addition to teaching small groups in clinical reasoning and clinical assessment. She has 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 and continues to present workshops and poster presentations at both the local and national levels.

What’s on your bucket list?

Cross-county riding in Scotland.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Any beautiful beach with warm, blue and clean water.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself that isn’t on your CV.

I love to dance.

Her specialization includes internal medicine and family practice as well as pharmacology and therapeutics. Fox’s research interests lie in education, both program specific and interprofessional. She's achieved academic distinctions during her prolific career including 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.

Fox maintains professional affiliations with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant Education Association and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and is an invited member of Pi Alpha, the national Physician Assistant Honor Society.