Antoinette Polito, MHS, PA-C
Antoinette Polito joined the faculty in May 2012. As a member of the academic faculty of the program, Antoinette will participate in the development and delivery of the curriculum in the didactic phase of the program. She will participate in teaching first year students in several courses including physical diagnosis and principles of professional practice as well as serving as a small group facilitator in Clinical Medicine Tutorials and lecturing in the Clinical Medicine Course series. She holds an appointment as an assistant professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Education.
After graduating from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program in 1999 with a Master in Health Sciences degree, Antoinette practiced primary care in rural North Carolina as a National Health Service Corps Scholar for three years. She returned to work at Duke University Medical Center as a fulltime clinician in the Division of Medical Oncology. During this time she served as a preceptor for Duke PA students and taught part-time in the Duke program.
Antoinette received the Teaching Fellowship at the Duke University PA Program in 2008, and joined the faculty there as an academic coordinator in 2009. She continued to work at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke one day per week.
In addition to her new role at OHSU, Antoinette participates as a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) PACKRAT committee.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
Cavanagh, K, Polito, A, et al. (2011). Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool (PACKRAT), v.16. Coauthored national examination as a member of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association. 11/2011.
Cavanagh, K,Polito, A, et al. (2010). Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool (PACKRAT), v.15. Coauthored national examination as a member of the PACKRAT Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association. 11/2010.
Polito, A, Hills, K, Dieter, P, Health Literacy on Demand: A Self-Contained Learning Module for Physician Assistant Students and Practicing Clinicians. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 2009; 29(4):30-31.
Presenter, Item Writing Workshop, PACKRAT Committee, PAEA Annual Education Forum, Baltimore, MD, 10/2010, New Orleans, LA, 2011.