Position: Adjunct Associate Professor
Location: HPB, Suite 200 1775 N. Sector Court
Phone: (540) 542-6208
Employed Since: 2002
BS Environmental Resource Management, The Pennsylvania State University.
MSBS Physician Assistant Studies,
The University of Toledo.
EdD Higher Education-Health Care Education specialization, Nova Southeastern University
Fields of Expertise:
- Legal Aspects of Medicine
- Business Aspects of Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Transition from Program to Practice
Alexander, LM, Auth, P, Carlson, R, Davison, M. (2018). Assessing the Impact of a professional development program for PA program directors. Journal of Physician Assistant Education; 29(3) 1-6.
Carlson, R, Simon A, McMullen, R. (2016). Lange Q & A for the Physician Assistant (7th Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Carlson, R. (2010). Pediatrics. In A. Miller, A. Simon, R. Carlson (Eds). Lange Q & A for the Physician Assistant (6th Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill
Physician Assistant Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD. An interprofessional approach to international medical missions, October, 21, 2010.
Carlson RA, Kaminski BL. The Predictive Ability of Didactic Phase Mean Exam Scores on PACKRAT Performance in First Year PA Students. Physician Assistant Education Association 2007 Annual Education Forum, Tucson, AZ, Presented October 27, 2007
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants
- Advanced Practice Provider Executives
- Virginia PA of the Year, VAPA, 2018
- Distinguished Fellow, AAPA, 2015
- Wilkin’s Award, Shenandoah University, 2011
I love the community feel of SU. Our students, faculty, and staff are located in the same building, floor, and hallway. This allows us to provide a “hands-on” approach to education.
The transformation of the incoming student until they graduate is the most rewarding experience as an educator.
Rachel’s hobbies include kickboxing, dancing (Tap, Jazz, Ballet), and spending time with her husband and three very active children—Ella, Micah, and Elias.
American Academy of Physician Assistants Graduate Advisor to the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants