Physician Assistant Faculty News Spring 2022
May 2, 2022
The Physician Assistant Department has welcomed two new full-time faculty members, Bobby O'Brien, MHS, PA-C, assistant clinical professor, and Courtney Ercole, MSW, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor. Both are DUPAP alumni.
Charles Stream, associate clinical professor, recently published A Clinical Year PACKRAT Score That Identifies Risk of Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Failure: A 10-Year Analysis in the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.
On Wednesday, April 6, Lena Ward, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor, and Courtney Ercole, MSW, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor, spoke with students at Simon Gratz High School for career day. They shared what it's like to be a PA and gave advice to students about how to prepare for a career in medicine.
On Friday, April 22, Courtney Ercole, MSW, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor, Daniela Livingston, MD, PA-C, assistant clinical professor, and a group of students volunteered at MANNA for the afternoon. They did food prep (chopping veggies, making chicken cutlets and assembling meals) for MANNA to distribute throughout the city.
On Saturday, April 24, Julie Kinzel, MEd, PA-C, interim department chair, Lena Ward, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor, Adrian Banning, DHSC, MMS, PA-C, associate clinical professor, and Courtney Ercole, MSW, MHS, PA-C, clinical instructor, and a group of 30 students manned a blood pressure patient education booth at Remote Area Medical (RAM) Event at the Convention Center. RAM was able to provide services to 712 people in our community.