Position: Associate Professor
Location: HPB, room 233
Employed Since: 2015
Fields of Expertise:
Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine
Erika Francis is a Faculty Technology Fellow at Shenandoah University and has been exploring virtual reality and immersive learning applications for health professions education. She serves as a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) End of Curriculum Exam Development Board. She maintains current clinical practice in occupational medicine and family medicine.
International interdisciplinary medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Ghana.
Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Education Association, division member
Emergency Medicine, Family and Occupational Medicine
Why do I teach PA Students?Teaching academic medicine meets my practical interests of helping people while allowing creative constant problem solving and regular challenges in an environment where new ideas are welcome while striving for excellence.
Mom to two Amazing teenage boys
Hobbies Include: Domesticating our Australian Shepherd Mix “Lucy”
Restoring my Vintage Home, Reading, and Improvisational Cooking.