Update on PA Education
Anthony (Tony) Miller is Professor and Director of the Shenandoah University PA Program which he founded in 2001. Tony recently rejoined the SU PA Program after serving as the Chief Policy & Research Officer at the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) in Washington, DC from 2012 - 2016. At PAEA, he was responsible for the Association's research, advocacy, and education/assessment initiatives. He has nearly 40 years of experience in PA education and has held educational leadership positions including associate dean for the School of Allied Health and chair, Department of PA Studies, at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo); and division head, Health Careers and Natural Sciences, as well as PA program director at Cuyahoga Community College. Tony served as president for the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP, now PAEA) from 1992−93.
He is a former member of the American Academy of Physician Assistant's Leadership Advisory Commission, the AAPA Education Council, and served as a trustee for the Physician Assistant Foundation. He has consulted with educational institutions on matters of accreditation and PA program development. A certified PA, he is also a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
His professional interests include faculty and leadership development, the role of PAs in the health care workforce (especially as it relates to health care access for disadvantaged populations), and community service. Currently, he is the principal investigator for a national study on critical thinking in PA education. In May 2018, he will lead SU health professions students on Shenandoah University's 12th medical mission trips to Leon, Nicaragua. Tony is a former co-editor of Lange's Q&A for the Physician Assistant, (aka the “yellow book”) now in its seventh edition. He earned his master's degree in education from Cleveland State University and completed doctoral coursework in educational leadership at the University of Toledo.
November 4, 2017, 12:00 pm