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Since 1962, we have created an environment where students from different places and different stages of life can come together, exchange ideas, and learn and that is what makes Sullivan unique.
Our faculty and staff believe physician assistants are the backbone of the medical field, helping to care for millions of patients around the country each year. PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality. As educators, it is our distinct privilege to train those who answer the call to serve others. Our dedicated faculty are committed to educational excellence and prepare our students to provide exemplary care for patients and their families.
Abbey Hardy, PA-C, MHS-PAS Program Director and ChairDepartment of Physician Assistant Studies
The mission of the SU COPHS Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to educate future Physician Assistants to provide ethical, quality, and compassionate healthcare as part of an interprofessional team.
FacultyThe Department of Physician Assistant Studies has a group of dedicated and hard-working faculty members who are passionate about their profession and teaching. Our faculty operate on a philosophy of student-centeredness, delivering quality and organized education while keeping the student experience at the forefront of all we do.
Teaching and Clinical ExperienceFaculty at SUCOPHS are teaching-focused. While faculty within the college engage in an array of clinical activities and service to our profession, ensuring educational excellence and student success are top priorities. The Department of PA Studies is responsible for didactic and clinical (in conjunction with the Office of Clinical and Experiential Education) coursework in the PA Program.
Our PA faculty practice clinically, providing expertise in numerous clinical specialties including emergency medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, dermatology, critical care, endocrinology, surgery, neurology, and more.
We also have a variety of devoted and experienced guest lecturers who provide students education in specialized areas of medicine such as ophthalmology, hematology/oncology, otolaryngology, and psychology.
Service and ScholarshipOur service to the PA profession extends well beyond Sullivan University. Department faculty are leaders in national, regional, and local efforts in advancing PA education and practice.
Mudd K. Contact dermatitis in children: Indications for pediatric patch testing. J Dermatol Physician Assist. 2021;15(4):25-25.
Chalmers E. Early androgen intervention for pediatric patients with Klinefelter’s syndrome. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2020;2(3):Article 15.
Chalmers E. Pediatric obesity. Presented at 45th Annual Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants CME Conference. November 2021.
Mudd K. Contact dermatitis in children: Indications for pediatric patch testing. Presented at 45th Annual Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants CME Conference. November 2021.
Nash JD, Daugherty KK, English D, Jett A, Malcom D, Cox A, Hardy A, Stutz M. Big shots! The positive frontline impact of student pharmacists on COVID-19 immunizations. Poster session at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. July 2021.
Mudd K. Nutritional deficiencies and the effects on the body. Presented at 2021 River Valley Health Information Management Spring Meeting. March 2021.
Mudd K. Overview of cutaneous malignancies. Presented at 44th Annual Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants CME Conference. November 2020.
Mudd K. Clinical anatomy of the lower limb. Presented at 2020 River Valley Health Information Management Fall Meeting. November 2020.
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