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, she was a key member of the team responsible for developing the National Competencies and Standards for the Medical Care Practitioner (MCP) - a 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 curriculum for the MCP. She has experience in public speaking, having made many formal presentations regarding the PA profession and her work in England in both US and UK national conference forums. On her return to Philadelphia in early 2006, Rachel was pleased to join the PA Program Faculty and Staff at Arcadia University.