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Michel Statler,  MLA, PA-C

Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, CHP

Michel Statler, MLA, PA-C, Acting Chair/Program Director, was appointed April 15, 2013. She received a bachelor’s degree from the Surgeons Assistant Program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1980 and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Southern Methodist University in 2000. Michel was the Associate Director at two PA programs, the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX and Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ before becoming the first PA educator to join the staff at the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). In her role as Senior Director of Academic Affairs, she played a role in moving several initiatives forward, to include expansion of the physician assistant workforce, development of resources to support clinical education, preceptor development, and a new line of end of rotation exams designed to help meet program needs for student assessment as well as ongoing program evaluation.

Michel currently serves as Director at Large for the Physician Assistant Education Association Board of Directors. She was recently inducted into the Rosalind Franklin University Master Teacher Guild and elected as the Deputy Principal Senator for the Rosalind Franklin University Faculty Senate.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine, course director, 2013 through present
  • Professional Issues and Ethics, course instructor, 2013
  • Physical Exam, course instructor for CRNA program, 2013 through present
  • General Medicine I, course director/ instructor for neurology and psychiatry, 2013 through present
  • General Medicine II, course director/instructor for renal/urology 2013 through present
  • General Medicine III, course director/instructor for ENT, Ophthalmology, and  course instructor for Rheumatology/Orthopedics modules, 2014
  • Pediatrics, course instructor, 2013-2014
  • Geriatrics, course instructor, 2013-2014
  • Physical Exam, course instructor for ENT, Eye, and Neurologic exams, 2013 through present
  • Advanced Physical Exam, course instructor 2014
  • Interprofessional Case Collaborations I/II/III – course instructor 2014 through present
  • Human Anatomy – course instructor, 2015

Research & Scholarship

  • Curriculum mapping, test item development, and assessment methodologies


  • Hegmann, T, Statler, M, and Roscoe, M  (in peer review).  "Reliability and validity of PAEA end-of-rotation exam scores for predicting performance on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam", Journal of PE Education
  • Statler, M. (2013). Evaluation and Management of Acute Cerebral Ischemia; invited submission for Clinical Advisor 2013: 1-7.
  • Brenneman, A. and Statler, M. (2012) "Physician Assistants: Meeting the Workforce Needs of the U.S. Healthcare System." The Advisor, 32 (3): 41-49.
  • Keahey, D., Dickinson, P., Hills, K., Karielian, V., Lohenry, K., Marion, G., Nolte, T., Statler, M., and Walsh, A. (2012) Educating Primary Care Teams for the Future: Family Medicine and Physician Assistant Interprofessional Education, Joint Position Statement of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Physician Assistant Education Association.  Executive Summary published in Family Medicine 2012: 44(8): 586-8.
  • Jones, PE and Statler, M. (2011). “How many skin lesions can you identify?”  Clinical Advisor.
  • Statler, M, Acevedo, F, and Hocking, J. (2011). “General and Vascular Surgery Questions,” in Lange Q&A: Physician Assistant, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill: New York. 
  • Statler, M.  (2010). “Chapter 10: Neurology Review.” in Physician Assistant Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill: New York.
  • Statler, M. (2009). “The Neurologic Exam Revisited.”  Clinician Reviews; 19 (8): 22-28.