Campbell PA is dedicated to the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students and within our curriculum. To this end, Campbell PA established a PA program specific Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee in 2021 made up of faculty, staff, and students, including the Wallace Society Diversity and Inclusion Officer. With several PA program goals already in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion, forming a PA program-based committee was a natural next step for continued growth in this area.
The first PA DEI project was to develop a vision and goals for the PA program. To meet these goals, objectives were created specifically aimed at promoting DEI within the PA curriculum and to ensure alignment with the mission and goals of the program.PA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals
In addition, unique initiatives were created to support and recruit a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and preceptors. For example, the PA DEI recommended a review of our holistic admissions process, of which a committee member is spearheading. Also, key PA DEI faculty are members of the Faculty Search Committee.
As we are all lifelong learners, our program curriculum is ever-changing, adapting to the needs of our students and their future patients. We aim to prepare our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver primary healthcare to a diverse, underserved population. This means incorporating topics around social determinants of health, diversity, and equity into our curriculum, as well as practicing inclusivity. To that end, both our didactic and clinical year curriculum have undergone recent changes.
For more information on PA DEI projects among the faculty and within the curriuclum, please contact: Nortizpate@campbell.eduDEI Resources for Faculty Campbell University Multicultural Committee Information
PA DEI Committee Members
- Nathalie Ortiz Pate, Chair
- Kimberly Stabingas
- Matt Kesic
- Ashley Nordan
- Kristen Stiltner
- Wallace Student Society,
- DEI Chair (PA-S1)
- Past DEI Chair (PA-S2)