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Elizabeth Rothschild, PA-C, MMSc

Academic Society leader




Davidson College, Davidson, NC; Bachelor of Arts in History, May 1988

 Emory University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program; Master of Medical Science, December 1997

 Duke University Medical Center, Physician Assistant Program Teaching Fellowship,

Clinical Experience

Physician Assistant, Emory University Student Health Services (Sept. 2009 – present)

Physician Assistant, Duke University Student Health Center (Jan. 2005 – June 2009)

Physician Assistant, Duke Family Medicine (Nov. 2002 – Jan. 2005)

Physician Assistant, East Rockingham Health Center (Nov. 1999 – July 2002)

Physician Assistant, Carillon Family Medicine (Feb. 1998 – Aug. 1999)

 Volunteer, Good Samaritan Clinic (2010  - present)

Volunteer, South Georgia Farmworker Health Project (2009 – present)


Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Member, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants

Member, Physician Assistant Education Association 

8/2009 – present            PA License, Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, Georgia

10/2002 – 2010 PA License, North Carolina Medical Board, North Carolina

12/1997 - Present          Physician Assistant Certification; NCCPA


Lab Instructor, Introduction and Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine Laboratories

Small Group Facilitator, Clinical Correlates, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Lecturer, Health Promotion Disease Prevention: “Values, Rights, and Responsibilities”


10/2010 Invited Faculty for Clinical Coordinator Workshop; Physician Assistant Education   Association (PAEA) Annual Education Conference; Baltimore, MD 

5/2010  Invited Speaker; ”The Unprofessional Student – What’s a Preceptor to  Do?” PAEA Educational Sessions, 2010 AAPA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 

11/2009 Invited Faculty for Clinical Coordinator Workshop; Physician Assistant Education  Association (PAEA) Annual Education Conference; Portland, OR 

10/2008   Invited Faculty for Clinical Coordinator Workshop; Physician Assistant Education   Association (PAEA) Conference; Savannah, GA  

5/2008   Invited Faculty for Clinical Coordinator Workshop; AAPA National Conference/Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA); San Antonio, TX 

5/2007   “Preceptor Feedback: A Panel Discussion” – workshop at PAEA/AAPA   Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, PA

 10/2006 “The AHEC Opportunity: Effective PA Program – Community Partnerships” –  invited panel speaker, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Annual  Education Conference; Quebec City, Quebec 

12/2005 “PDA Preceptor Development Workshop” – invited speaker at the North  Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) Winter Family Physicians Weekend; Asheville, NC 

5/2005 “The Three P’s: Preceptors, Professionalism and Pearls” – workshop presented at   the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP)/AAPA Semiannual  eeting; Orlando, FL        

Publications :

Bytomski JR, Rothschild E, Colletti T. Recognizing the spectrum of illness in Epstein-Barr virus infection. Patient Care. 2006 Jan. 53-                        

Schaffer, V, Rothschild E. Evaluating Clinical Sites: Meeting the ARC-PA Accreditation Standards. Vol 18 (2007) – No. 1


Pi Alpha, National PA Honor Society,  inducted August 2006

Glaxo Wellcome Student Research and Professional Writing Award, December 1997

 Personal Profile

I am a 1997 Emory PA Program graduate. Before becoming a PA I  used my bachelor's degree in History (from Davidson College) in useful ways such as teaching history, working in admissions, directing student activities and being a barista! After practicing 5 years in rural family medicine in the mountains of Virginia, I joined Duke PA Program faculty in 2002 as the Teaching Fellow and be-came full-time clinical coordinator in 2003.

I was involved in PAEA: as the South Eastern Consortium Chair 2004 – 2007 and  taught the clinical coordinator work-shop: 2008 – 09.

I  will be in the Student Health clinic one day a week where the Program’s Medical Director Theresa Berry, MD is in practice.

My Interests

My many interests include: hiking, pottery, bird watching...and learning to navigate Atlanta traffic again!