Karen Wright, Ph.D., PA-C Named Interim Chair and Program Director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Karen Wright posing for a portrait

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Wright, Ph.D., PA-C, who will serve as the interim chair and program director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

Dr. Wright brings more than 28 years of experience as a Physician Assistant (PA) to the position, with much of her career dedicated to the education and development of future PAs.

She has been a member of the GW faculty since 2008 and has served in leadership roles as the director of research, program evaluation, and admissions. Dr. Wright also served as the associate program director during the reaccreditation process. GW's PA program is one of the top ranked PA programs within the US, and was recently granted reaccreditation for a full term of seven years.

Dr. Wright is a graduate of the PA program at Howard University where she also earned her Ph.D. in Sociology.

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