Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-C

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, education and rehabilitation

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

Education:

  • Doctor of Education, Health Professions, A.T. Still University (in progress; estimated date of completion September 2022) 
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Beaver College (Arcadia University) 
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, St. Joseph's University

Role at Salus University:

  • Director, Physician Assistant Program
  • Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Clinical Specialty:

  • Women's Health

Selected Representative Publications: 

  • Hudak N, Ditoro R. International clinical rotations. In: Ritsema TS, Brown DL, Vetrosky DT, eds. Ballweg’s Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:275-284. 
  • Berkowitz O, Ditoro R, Pedersen K. “Hosting Global Physician Assistant Students in the United States.” JPAE 2019;30(1):67-71. 

Presentations

  • October 2021, Physician Assistant Education Association National Annual Education Forum, Virtual Conference. “Leading Out of COVID.” Co-presented with K. Bonnin, L. Brownlee, S. Hussaini, A. Maloney-Johns. 
  • October 2019, Physician Assistant Education Association National Annual Education Forum, Washington, DC. “Clinical Education with Competency in Mind.” Co-presented with M. Blazar, J. Guthrie. 
  • October 2019, Physician Assistant Education Association Education Workshops, Washington, DC.  “Competency-Based Education: Teaching in the 21st Century” – Lead Workshop Facilitator. 
  • September 2019, Salus University Interdisciplinary Education Event. “Providing Clinical and Educator Supervision for 21st Century Learners” – Lecturer. 
  • April 2019, Physician Assistant Education Association Education Workshops, Washington, DC.  “Competency-Based Education: Teaching in the 21st Century” – Lead Workshop Facilitator. 
  • November 2018, Association of Physician Assistant in Obstetrics and Gynecology Webinar. “Managing Menopause.”
  • November 2018, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.  Poster presentation: “Effectiveness of Strategies Used in Employing Interprofessional Education at Salus University.” Presenters: R. Serianni, R. Aravamudham, M. Vitek, L. Sponseller, D. Agnew, R. Ditoro.
  • October 2018, Physician Assistant Education Association National Annual Education Forum, Anaheim, CA. “Competency-based Medical Education: Begin with the End in Mind. 2-Part Session: Part 1 of 2.”
  • October 2018, Physician Assistant Education Association National Annual Education Forum, Anaheim, CA. “Competency-based Medical Education: Begin with the End in Mind. 2-Part Session: Part 2 of 2.”
  • October 2018, Physician Assistant Education Association National Annual Education Forum, Anaheim, CA. “Early Remediation Using a Competency-Based Medical Education Model.” R. Ditoro, D. Agnew.
  • October 2018, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Pocono Manor, PA. “Managing Menopause.”
  • May 2018, American Academy of Physician Assistants National Annual Physician Assistant Conference, New Orleans, LA. Meet the Expert session “Selected Women’s Health Issues: Fifty and Forward.”
  • April 2018, Physician Assistant Education Association Education Workshops, Washington, DC.  “Clinical Coordinators 101” – Lead Workshop Facilitator.
  • April 2018, American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. Poster presentation: “Effectiveness of Strategies Used to Teach Interprofessional Education at Salus University.” Presenters: R. Aravamudham, M. Vitek, R. Serianni, L. Sponseller, D. Agnew, R. Ditoro.

Professional Certifications:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (December 1999 – Present)
  • Medical Physician Assistant, Pennsylvania (August 1999 – Present)

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • Pi Alpha National Honor Society, Member 
  • Physician Assistant Education Association, Leadership Mission Advancement Committee: January 2020-present 
  • October 2018 – December 2021: ARC-PA Site visitor 
  • February 2018, American Academy of Physician Assistants Preceptor of the Year Award Reviewer.
  • Physician Assistant Education Association, Program Member
  • Awards and Honors Review Committee: July 2017 – present
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • Physician Assistant Education Association, Program Member