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Mrs. Jill Cavalet MHS, PA-C

Jill Cavalet

Title: Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Coordinator
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physician Assistant Science
Phone: 814-472-3112
E-mail: JCavalet@francis.edu
Office Location: Sullivan Hall 104

Education

  • Master of Health Science, Saint Francis University, May 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Sciences, Cum Laude, Saint Francis College, August 1998

Biography

Teaching responsibilities include Behavioral Medicine

Experience

Saint Francis University, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor/ Instructor, Clinical Coordinator

  • Classroom instruction of Behavioral Medicine and Introduction to Medicine courses PHYA 480, 481, and 112.
  • Coordinating the Transition to Practice course, MPAS 590, for clinical year students completing rotations. Includes a Masters Capstone Project, nine exam and lecture days, board and licensure preparation, and remediation.
  • Recruitment and development of clinical rotation sites, conducting on-site student evaluations, clinical rotation scheduling, and student credentialing for site privileges.
  • Development and coordination of nine, four-credit clinical rotations, as well as creating and grading rotation exams, assignments, and student advising.

Altoona Regional Health System, Behavioral Medicine Department, Physician Assistant

  • Performing patient histories and physical exams, discharge summaries, rounds, daily progress notes, general medical care, order writing, and prescriptions.
  • Working with a multidisciplinary treatment team of psychiatrists, nurses, mental health workers, social workers, psychologists, occupational and recreational therapists.
  • Served as a full time preceptor for SFU Physician Assistant students.
  • Other duties included outpatient geriatric medical evaluations and physicals, as well as service on an additional 10-bed inpatient unit prior to its closing.
Presentations
  • Conference Presentation-“Social Media in PA Education: The Pros and Cons of Post and Tweets.” Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum, November 8, 2012.
  • Poster Presentation- “PA Students’ Attitudes Toward Patient/Procedure Logging.” Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, October 18-19, 2012.
  • Conference Presentation-“Eating Disorders.” Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, October 20, 2011.
  • Conference Presentation-“Management of Depression and Anxiety.” Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, October 29, 2010.
  • Poster Presentation-“Prescription Drug Abuse.” Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, October 29, 2010 and SFU Faculty Development Session, March 25, 2010.
  • Paper Presentation-“PA Students’ Attitudes Toward Patient/Procedure Logging.” Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum, October 23, 2010.
  • Conference Presentation- “Prescription Drug Abuse.” Cambria County Student Assistance Program. October 27, 2009
Publications
  • Cavalet, J., et al. (2013). Women’s Health, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Medicine End of Rotation Examinations. Physician Assistant Education Association. Contributing author
  • Cavalet, J., Hall, M. (2012). “Management of Osteoarthritic Pain.” PharmCon Continuing Education for Health Professions Series.
  • Weimert, C., Cavalet, J. (2012). “Acceptance and Use of Exercise Among Physicians and Physician Assistants as a Treatment Option for Depression.” SPECTRUM: Journal of Student Research at Saint Francis University.
  • Kagarise, M. & Cavalet, J. (2011). “Complicated Pregnancies” Chapter of Physician Assistant Review 4th Ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • Moist, M., Woods, T., & Cavalet, J. (2009). Saint Francis University General Education, Objective 14 Health and Wellness Report.
Professional Activities

Professional Societies

  • Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Fellow Member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA)

Certifications

  • Current certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; Recertification exam and CME requirements (100 hours/2 years) up to date
  • Current license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
  • Current CPR Certification

Service and Activities

  • Physician Assistant Education Association Rotation Exam Review Committee: 2011-current
  • Chair, SFU Faculty Development Committee: 2008-2009, 2012-2013
  • School of Health Sciences Clinical Education committee: 2008-current
  • PSPA Conference Committee member: 2007-2012
  • SFU Faculty Development Committee member: 2006-2009, 2011-current
  • SFU Relay for Life team participant: 2006, 2008-2010
  • Pi Alpha National PA Honor Society SFU Chapter chair: 2006-current
  • Faculty Advisor for SFU Physician Assistant Student Society: 2005-current
  • SFU Community Enrichment Series events (2005-present), freshmen advising (2007-current), CORE 102 course Instructor (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
  • Cresson Presbyterian Church- pianist, clarinetist, elder, worship committee: 1999-current

Awards and Honors

  • Preceptor of the Year 2004-2005 given by the SFU PA Department
  • Finalist, SFU Honor Society Distinguished Faculty Award- 2009, 2010
  • Pi Alpha National Honor Society Inductee 2011

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