School of Medicine faculty members awarded for collaborative effort with University Hospitals to enhance students’ clinical skills

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) recently acknowledged a collaborative effort by faculty members at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals by awarding them the 2021 PAEA Partnership Award. Desiree Palumbo, visiting assistant professor and clinical coordinator for the physician assistant program; and Craig Myers, assistant professor and director of clinical curriculum for the physician assistant program; worked alongside University Hospitals leadership team Erin Slay, Casey Kocel and Kathy Day to establish a longitudinal preclinical experience for all CWRU first-year physician assistant students, giving them the opportunity to improve their basic clinical abilities. 

The award was presented at the PAEA’s Educational Forum on Oct. 14.