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Diane Visich

Diane Visich, Ed.D., PA-C

Associate Program Director of Assessment

Associate Clinical Professor

Location

Hersey Hall 309

Diane joined the UNE faculty in August of 2011. For 12 years prior to PA school, she worked as a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation. After graduating from the physician assistant program at Central Michigan University, Diane worked for eleven years as a PA in family practice, cardiology, and neurosurgery.

Since 2000, Diane has had been involved in higher education, teaching as both part time and full time faculty in the School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University, and tenured track faculty in the physician assistant program at Grand Valley State University.  

Diane has clinical experience in family practice, cardiology, neurosurgery, preventive medicine and urgent care. Her academic experience is in inter-professional education, evidence based medicine, problem based learning, curriculum design and educational leadership.

Credentials

Education

EdD Educational Leadership
Central Michigan University
2015
MS. Physician Assistant
Central Michigan University
1999
MS Exercise Physiology
George Williams College
1982

Board Certifications and Licenses

Board Certified Physician Assistant, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Research

Current research

Musculoskeletal knowledge of graduating PA students

Infusing Interprofessional collaboration within the PA curriculum

Evaluating Emotional intelligence in Graduate Health Professions studnets

Use oif Virtual Reality in PA education

Other scholarly activity

“Asynchronous Collaboration: Infusing Interprofessional Education Into Existing Curriculum”, poster presentation at the 2017 PAEA National Education Forum, Denver CO

“Parallel Processes in Interprofessional Education”, poster presentation at the 2018 Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education: Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century conference , Philadelphia PA

“PA’s know that? Curriculum Matching as a Springboard for IPE”, poster presentation at the 2019 PAEA National Education Forum, Washington DC

 “Getting Personal with Dementia: Physician Assistant Student Virtual Reality Immersion”, poster presentation at the 2019 PAEA National Education Forum, Washington DC

“Getting Personal with Dementia: Physician Assistant Student Virtual Reality Immersion” poster presention at the 2019 Costas Lambrew Research Retreat, Portland Maine

“Getting Personal with Dementia: Physician Assistant Student Virtual Reality Immersion” poster presentation at the 2019 National Institute of Aging Regional Director’s Meeting, Portland ME.