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James Carlson, PhD, PA-C, CHASE

Vice President for Interprofessional Education and Simulation

Dr. Carlson is the Vice President for Interprofessional Education and Simulation and a member of the Physician Assistant faculty. In this role he oversees all simulation-based activities at the university, the DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education, and the Gross Anatomy Labs. He received his PhD in Interprofessional Health Care Studies from RFUMS in 2012 and his Master’s of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Practice from RFUMS in 2001. Dr. Carlson also teaches in a number of University programs and is a member of the RFUMS Master Teachers Guild. His research interests focus on diagnostic reasoning behaviors, simulation-based performance assessment, the role of simulation in team training, and Interprofessional education. As of May 2017 the RFUMS Department of Healthcare Simulation has been awarded accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This accreditation places RFUMS in a top tier of simulation programming both nationally and internationally.