Director of clinical education named to Physician Assistant Education Association

Darci Brown, P.A.-C.
Darci Brown, P.A.-C., director of clinical education and assistant professor of physician assistant studies at Misericordia University, has been appointed to the finance committee of the Physician Assistant Education Association for a two-year term (2013-15).

The Physician Assistant Education Association is the only national organization in the country representing physician assistant education programs. It serves as a resource for individuals and organizations from various professional sectors interested in the educational aspects of the profession. The association is the organization primarily responsible for collecting, publishing and disseminating information on physician assistant programs, according to its website (

The Misericordia University Physician Assistant Studies Program is a five-year combined Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. It is open to freshman undergraduate students as a 3+2 year course of study through the College of Arts and Sciences. It is also open to graduate students who already hold a bachelor’s degree and meet other entrance requirements for the program.

Brown graduated magna cum laude from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science in forensic chemistry and holds a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Misericordia University.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, where she serves as a Region V representative. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and holds a Pennsylvania State Physician Assistant License. For more information about the Misericordia University five-year combined Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, please log on to or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.