Janice Spalding Named Medical Director for Physician Assistant Studies

August 20, 2008

 at Mount Union College

For Immediate Release:

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Janice Moore Spalding has been named assistant professor and medical director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at Mount Union College.

According to Sharon Luke, director of the PA program, “Janice will be a great asset to the PA Program.  She has extensive experience in teaching medical students, and she is currently pursuing a master of education degree in curriculum development from Youngstown State University.  Both of these will be valuable to our PA program students, as well as to the remaining program faculty members.   Janice will be able to provide a notion of what the medical community expects from our students, thereby guiding the program’s curriculum process.  We are very excited to have her as a part of the program’s core faculty team.”

As medical director, Spalding will oversee the PA curriculum for accuracy, depth and relevance and will also serve as an advocate for the program within the medical community.   She will provide a voice to other physicians about the advantages gained by utilization of physician assistant graduates in various medical settings.

Spalding earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Akron and a doctor of medicine degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities’ College of Medicine. She is a board-certified family practice physician who previously served as the associate program director for the family practice residency program at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, OH.

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