Jami S. Smith, MPA, PA-C


Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator

Jami S. Smith, MPA, PA-C, is an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator in the Physician Assistant Program of the Department of Medical Science and Community Health Glenside Campus, where she teaches graduate courses in physical diagnosis, emergency medicine and medical decision making. She is a student advisor to both didactic and clinical year students. In addition, she oversees the Graduate Assistants for the PA program and is a faculty advisor for the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the Student Enrollment Committee and Academic Review Committee.

Mrs. Smith earned her Bachelor’s of Science and Master of Physician Assistant at Duquesne University. Since then, she has practiced Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine in urban, suburban and rural settings where she has precepted PA and medical students. She continues to practice at a local hospital emergency department. Smith has also worked clinically internationally, helping to introduction the American model of Physician Assistant practice to the United Kingdom.

She joined Arcadia University in 2008 as an adjunct faculty member teaching physical diagnosis and clinical medicine with Arcadia students at a local hospital. She joined the faculty full-time in January 2011. In addition, she has been published in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants and is working toward her Master of Education Degree in Instructional Technology from Arcadia University.

Her interests include incorporating instructional technology into Physician Assistant education and development of clinical decision skills in the Physician Assistant student. Smith is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants.