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, Beaver College (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

  • 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.
  • 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 (December 1999 – Present)
  • Medical Physician Assistant, Pennsylvania (August 1999 – Present)

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • February 2018, American Academy of Physician Assistants Preceptor of the Year Award Reviewer.
  • August 2017, 2016, Proposal Reviewer, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Presentations for Annual Conference.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow Member
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member