Jami S. Smith

Assistant Professor / Director of Assessment and Outcomes, Medical Science

Brubaker Hall 1 (215) 572-2083

About Me

Ms. Smith joined the PA Faculty in the Spring of 2016.  She received her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physician Assistant from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  She completed her Master’s Degree in Education Degree with concentration in Instructional Technology in 2013 from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.  Her clinical experience includes orthopedics and emergency medicine, where she continues to practice.

Ms. Smith is the Associate Director of the Glenside Campus and Director of Didactic Education for the PA Program.  In addition to overseeing the didactic curriculum, she directs courses in Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Decision Making.   She is also involved in the use of simulation modalities for clinical reasoning, skills development and inter-professional education

Ms. Smith was part of the inaugural group of Physician Assistants who brought the PA practice model to the United Kingdom.  She lived in England and practiced medicine, which has given her a unique perspective on the delivery of healthcare.

Ms. Smith has published several articles in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants and Journal of Physician Assistant Education and has presented at national and international levels.  She was part of a team that developed and facilitated a simulation pre-conference PANDO workshop at the Physician Assistant Education Association national forum.  She has served as the Inter-professional Liaison to the Emergency Medicine Simulation Interest Group for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and is a member of the PAEA PANDO Workshop Committee.  She is a member of professional organizations including the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and American Association of Physician Assistants.

The most personally rewarding professional accomplishments have been the opportunity to take part in international medical service trips to Central America.  Ms. Smith was a team leader that functioned to organize an inter-professional group of health care professionals to provide dental and medical care to an indigenous community in Guatemala as part of the not-for-profit charitable organization, Mayanza.  Ms. Smith was also a team leader that organized and supervised a group Physician Assistant students on medical mission trips to Panama and Nicaragua as part of Global Brigades with Arcadia University PA Program.  


Education History

Duquesne University 1998

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Duquesne University 1999

Master of Physician Assistant

Arcadia University 2013

Master of Education, Major in instructional Technology