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Linda Sekhon

Linda Sekhon

Linda Jean Sekhon, DHSc, PA-C

Dr. Linda Sekhon is the founding chair for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program. She has been a physician assistant educator since 1996. Her educational interest is experiential learning through clinical simulation. She has presented at several national conferences on how to incorporate clinical simulation technology into a PA curriculum.

During her academic career, Dr. Sekhon served as a member of the Site Development Committee for the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to encourage and support student involvement in medically underserved areas. She is a HRSA grant reviewer and has been involved with several grants during her academic tenure.

Dr. Sekhon is well respected in the Physician Assistant community and has been honored as the Keynote Speaker at multiple Physician Assistant Program ceremonies. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her professional leadership. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and in 2009 was honored by the academy for “Leadership Excellence in Community Volunteer Service”. In October 2012 she received the Michael J. Habeck Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) in recognition of sustained and exceptional service to the PSPA. For over 10 years her clinical practice focused on Rheumatology during which time she has had multiple presentations and publications focusing on Rheumatologic conditions. She was honored by the AAPA in 2012 with a Paragon Publishing Award for her article on Rheumatoid Arthritis. This was awarded for noteworthy contributions to the PA profession, its communities, and to the field of medicine in support of enhancing patient care.

Dr. Sekhon serves on numerous professional committees at the state and national level. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is a member of the Governance Commission and the Standing Rules Committee for the Academy. She has served as a delegate to AAPA House of Delegates since 2005 and is a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.

” I would like to impact PA education at High Point University by ensuring professional growth and personal excellence for each graduate. At HPU we focus on holistic education, experiential learning and values-based living, which compliments Physician Assistant education. High Point University students are empowered to lead lives of significance. This value closely aligns with the mission of the PA profession. “

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For information, please call Carene Kelsey, Norcross Graduate School Health Professions Recruiter, at (336) 841-9527.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262

(336) 841-9504 (V)
(336) 888-5034 (F)

To find our building, point your GPS to:
1030 Mall Loop Rd, High Point

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ARC-PA Accreditation

The High Point University Physician Assistant Studies Program has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Pending provisional accreditation in September 2014, HPU anticipates commencing the PA program in June 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.
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