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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Department Chair: Mark A. Payne, DHSc, PA-C

Academic Director: Ingrid Pichardo Murray, DPT, MPAS, PA-C

Medical Director: Ann Marie LeVine

Faculty: LeeAnn Wetmore, BS, Admission Coordinator, Nazreen Ramtahall, BA, Executive Assistant, Jenicca Brown, Clinical Coordinator, Patrick Sherman, DSc, PA-C, Whitney Balmert, MMS, PA-C, Bradley Lasley, MMS, PA-C Assistant Professor

Adjunct Faculty: Heather Elkins, MPAS, PA-C, 



Mission Statement

The Physician Assistant program seeks to educate individuals who desire to become knowledgeable, compassionate and spiritually uplifting healthcare providers. Whether they practice locally, nationally, or globally, it is the intent of this program to graduate individuals who embrace a mission of service to others as they would wish to be done to them.


ARC-PA Accreditation Status

At its July 2017 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) placed the AdventHealth University Physician Assistant program, sponsored by AdventHealth University, on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in June 2019.

Probation is a temporary status of accreditation conferred when a program does not meet the Standards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.

Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director at pa.info@adu.edu and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).