Claire Hull, MHS, PA-C (she/her)

  • Associate Professor of Division of Physician Assistant Education, School of Medicine


Claire Hull graduated from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program in 1995 with a Master of Health Sciences degree.  She started her PA career in Oregon working in family medicine on the Siletz Indian Reservation.  In addition to family medicine, she has also practiced in hospital and emergency medicine.  She maintains a part-time clinical position in urgent care/acute care medicine.

Claire has enjoyed working in PA education for more than 20 years, and has served in a variety of teaching and leadership roles in both the didactic and clinical phases of PA education.  She joined the OHSU PA program in 2006 and served as the clinical coordinator for many years.  Currently, Claire is the course director for Clinical Practicum I, II, and III.  She is involved in teaching students, curriculum development, and assessments in both the didactic and clinical phases of the program. 

Claire is a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). She has also worked with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) in the development of the national PA certification examinations.  She has also been actively involved in the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) serving on several committees and as a faculty presenter at conferences.

When not working, she enjoys reading, paper quilling, board games, walking/hiking, swimming, listening to (the best) music from the 1980s, and watching British crime dramas.

Education and training

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association

Areas of interest

  • Assessment, remediation, curriculum development.

Honors and awards

  • Jack Cole Society Award – Presented by the Yale University Physician Associate Program Class of 2006 for making outstanding contributions to the PA profession
  • Outstanding Teaching Award: Presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Physician Assistant Program Class of 2002.
  • Richard John Scheele Memorial Award for outstanding scholastic and leadership roles while a physician assistant student at Duke University Medical Center.


Selected publications

  • Hull CE, Guillen J, and Drummond S. When "Studying Harder" Doesn’t Work: Remediating Clinical Reasoning Skills. Presentation at the 2021 Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum; October 13, 2021 (virtual).
  • Jones T and Hull C.  Development of a Dental and Physician Assistant Interprofessional Clinical Curriculum.  Poster presentation at the 2020 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition; held March 14–17, 2020, in Maryland
  • Drummond Hays S and Hull CE.  Academic Coaching:  Preparing Students for Lifelong Learning. Presentation at the 2018 Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum; October 25, 2018; Anaheim, CA.
  • Hull CE and McLellan AR.  Acute and recurrent bacterial vaginosis.  Clinician Reviews 2016; 26(1):43-8.
  • Jacobsen E and Hull CE.  Herpes zoster: A review.  Clinician Reviews 2013; 23(8):42-49.
  • Quincy B, Archambault M, Sedrak M, Essary AC, Hull C.  Basic skills workshop for physician assistant educators: effects of participation on perceived mastery of teaching skills and job satisfaction.  J Physician Assist Educ 2012;23(3):12-20.


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