Assistant Professor (Glenside)
Rachel Ditoro, Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Professor, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Joseph’s University in 1996. She attended Beaver College’s (now Arcadia University) Physician Assistant Program, graduating in 1999 and receiving a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Following graduation she worked in the Philadelphia area in Reproductive Endocrinology for several years before moving to England. In England, Rachel participated in the pilot to trial the effectiveness of Physician Assistants in the British National Health Service. She was the first PA to practice clinically in the UK.
In addition to her clinical role in a Family Medicine practice in England, she was a member of the team responsible for developing the National Competencies and Standards for the Physician Associate - the mid-level medical role based upon the United States Physician Assistant model. She also worked with the University of Birmingham Medical School in the development of their PA curriculum. On her return to Philadelphia in early 2006, Rachel was pleased to join the PA Program Faculty and Staff at Arcadia University. She continues to work clinically in Women’s Health at Doylestown Gynecology in Doylestown, PA.