PA Program Medical Director Position


Case Western Reserve University

PA Program Medical Director Position


The Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program seeks an accomplished and visionary medical director with a commitment to the highest quality educational program for physician assistant students. At Case Western Reserve University, we are committed to fostering innovation, excellence, and compassion in healthcare education, and we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team and guide our students towards success.


As the medical director, you will be at the forefront of healthcare education, providing leadership that shapes the next generation of medical professionals. The ideal candidate would be someone eager to work with future physician assistants and is an innovative thinker able to strengthen our community and preceptor partnerships.


The primary responsibilities of this position would include ensuring that the didactic instruction and supervised clinical experiences meet the current standards of medical practice.  The medical director is an active participant in the program and supports the development of the program competencies to meet current practice standards as they relate to the PA role. Additionally, the medical director is responsible for serving as a liaison to the medical community as a program advocate.

The position will provide a minimum of 0.2 FTE support from the PA Program within the Office of Medical Education. Administrative support for the Medical Director of the PA program includes:

  • Resources of the PA program
  • Shared office space in the Health Education Campus
  • Up to $2,000 per year to support travel to professional meetings relevant to the educational role.


Essential Functions:

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the consultant for the PA program on student health issues including program health requirements, technical standards, immunization policies, occupational exposures, and students with acute issues and communicable disease.
  • Actively participate in the provision of student instruction and evaluation of student performance as well as the ARC-PA accreditation process as part of the PA Program Curriculum Committee and the Self-Study Review Committee
  • Assist in ensuring that the didactic instruction and supervised clinical experiences meet the current standards of medical practice as well as the ARC-PA Standards of Accreditation.
  • Participate in the identification, recruitment, development, monitoring and maintenance of quality pre-clinical clerkship and clinical teaching sites.
  • Assist the program director in the visioning process for the PA program by serving on the program’s advisory board.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Varied based on expertise.

Application materials should include 1) a letter of interest; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) a concise statement of teaching philosophy, educational interests and 4) contact information for three professional references.


In addition, applicants are asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.


Please submit all materials to PA Administrative Director Jennifer Capretta:


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.