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Ms. Melissa Hall MPAS, PA-C

Melissa Hall

Title: Instructor/Clinical Coordinator
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physician Assistant Science
Phone: 814-472-3130
E-mail: mhall@francis.edu
Office Location: Sullivan Hall 101

Education

  • Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences, St. Francis University, May 2001
  • Bachelors of Health Sciences, St. Francis University, May 2000

Biography

Teaching responsibilities include Infectious Disease

Experience

Educational Experience

  • Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Saint Francis University
    Responsibilities include:
    • Instruction of PA 401: Introduction to U.S. Health Care and PA 201: Introduction to Medicine courses.
    • Coordinating PA 590: Transition to Practice course for clinical year students completing rotations.
    • Recruitment and development of clinical rotation sites.
    • Development and coordination of nine, four-credit clinical rotations.
  • Adjunct History and Physical Exam Grader, St. Francis University
  • Clinical Preceptor for St. Francis University
    • Assisted with clinical year PA students while working with Lexington Hospitalists

Clinical Experience

  • Altoona Regional Health System Surgical Pretesting Unit
    • Responsibilities included pre-anesthesia evaluations on patients including history, physical exam, and ordering preoperative testing, as well as working with the primary care physician and surgeon to ensure that patients are optimized prior to their surgery date.
  • Lexington Hospitalists, Altoona Regional Health System
    • Responsibilities included performing history and physical exams and admission orders, daily inpatient rounds, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies, discharge planning, as well as patient and family education.
  • Blair Medical Associates, Internal Medicine
    • Responsibilities included both sick visits as well as established follow up visits for chronic medical conditions, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies, and completing medical forms.
  • Kenneth Fugate MD, Internal Medicine
    • Responsibilities included performing history and physical exams, daily inpatient rounds, outpatient sick call and established patient follow up visits for chronic medical conditions, as well as ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies.
University Service
  • School of Health Sciences Clinical Education Committee
  • Physician Assistant Education Association Test Item Writing Sub-committee member
  • Relay for Life Patient Experience volunteer
  • Brain Safety Fair advisor
  • MPAS Administrative Assistant Search Committee member
  • Department of Physician Assistant Sciences Clinical Coordinator Committee
  • Performance Review Committee Member
  • Faculty Senate Standards and Admissions Committee Member
  • Pre-PA Major Task Force Member
  • University Social Committee Member
Professional Activities

Certifications and Licenses

  • NCCPA Certified
  • BLS Certified
  • Current Pennsylvania Licensure

Professional Societies

  • Fellow member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
Papers and Presentations

Presentations

  • Poster Presentation- “PA Students’ Attitudes Towards Patient/Procedure Logging.” Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, October 18-19, 2012.

Publications

  • Cavalet, J., Hall, M. (2012). “Management of Osteoarthritic Pain.” PharmCon Continuing Education for Health Professions Series.

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