Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-C

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-Crditoro@salus.edu

Education:

  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Arcadia University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, St. Joseph's University

Role at Salus University:

  • Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program
  • Director of Educational Competency and Strategic Innovation

Clinical Specialty:

  • Women's Health

Selected Representative Publications: 

  • Contributing editor. USMLE Benchmark. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. Questions in press. https://www.usmlebenchmark.com 
  • Pavlik D, Agnew D, Stiles L, Ditoro R. “Recognizing postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.” JAAPA 2016;29(4):17-23.
  • Ditoro R. “Obstetrics and Gynecology” in “Illustrated Examination Review Book for the Physician Assistant.” Paulk, D., Agnew, D. (Editors). Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. April 2009.

Presentations

  • October 2017, Physician Assistant Education Association National Annual Education Forum, Denver, CO. Co-presented with Dan Pavlik, PA-C, “Connecting the Competencies – Beginning with the End in Mind.”
  • July 2017; June 2016, 2015, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Physician Assistant Program Guest Lecturer. “Maternal - Fetal Physiology.”
  • May 2017, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Meet the Expert session “Selected Women’s Health Issues: Fifty and Forward.”
  • May 2017, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, Las Vegas, NV. “Menopause – Turning Up the Heat on Management.”
  • March 2017, Physician Assistant Education Association Education Workshops, Washington, DC. Workshop Facilitator, PANDO: “Clinical Coordinators 101.”
  • October 2016: Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum, Minneapolis, MN. Workshop Facilitator, PANDO: “Clinical Coordinators 101.”
  • May 2016, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, San Antonio, TX. Meet the Expert session “Selected Women’s Health Issues: Fifty and Forward.”
  • May 2016, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, San Antonio, TX. “The Road to Parenthood: A Primary Care Evaluation for Infertility.”
  • May 2016, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, San Antonio, TX. “Menopause – Turning Up the Heat on Management.”
  • May 2016, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, San Antonio, TX. SPARK session “Ob/Gyn Rotations and Practice.”
  • May 2016, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, San Antonio, TX. Panel Member (role of Clinical Coordinator), “Physician Assistant Education Association: Preceptor Development for the Beginning Preceptor.”
  • May 2016, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, San Antonio, TX. Panel Member (role of Clinical Coordinator), “Physician Assistant Education Association: Preceptor Development for the Intermediate or Advanced Preceptor.”
  • April 2016, First Annual PA Educators Summit, Worcester, England. “So your students want to go to the US for placement, now what?”

Professional Certifications:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • August 2017, 2016, Proposal Reviewer, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Presentations for Annual Conference.
  • February 2017, Application Reviewer, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Preceptor of the Year Award.
  • June 2015, Grant Proposal Reviewer, Physician Assistant Education Association, Clinical Education Research Grants.
  • Physician Assistant Education Association, Program Member
    • Awards and Honors Review Committee: July 2017 – present
    • Committee on Clinical Education: January 2015 – July 2017
    • International Clinical Rotations Subcommittee: January 2015 – July 2017
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow Member
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member