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...the OHSU PA Program now ranks 6th among graduate level physician assistant programs in the nation in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings.


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...Ted Ruback, MS, PA-C, Oregon Health & Science University PA Program, won the 2006 Master Faculty Award at the annual Awards Luncheon for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) in Quebec City.

Candidates for this award have been in PA education for more than 7 years and must demonstrate outstanding contributions in a minimum of three of the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • Scholarship
  • Administration
  • Professional service

 Ted Ruback receives the Master Faculty Award from Anita Glicken

Ted Ruback receives the Master Faculty Award from Anita Glicken.

Ruback was recruited in 1994 by the Oregon Health & Science University to begin a new program at the lone academic health center in the state. Within five years of its inception, he took the program from a bachelor's level to the graduate level and continues to be its director.

He helped advance continuing education for PAs throughout Oregon and developed a Web-based curriculum for PAs, leading to an online master's degree program. He has been an accreditation site evaluator for the ARC-PA since 1997, a delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates for the past 11 years, and has served on numerous other committees for the PA organizations.

Ruback's most enduring legacy to the PA profession may be his service with the CASPA Advisory Committee. Since his first proposal for a central application service in 1995, he has championed CASPA's development. He was a founding member of the CASPA Advisory Committee and has served as chair since 2001. During this time, nearly 95 programs have joined CASPA, and the data collected through the centralized process has informed the PA profession about the national applicant pool.