James Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, has a passion for the role of simulation in medical education. Johnson believes medical simulation training is a tool that educators can use to lead students to transition from learners to providers. PA students seek and gain knowledge during their education but they will be required to apply that knowledge to individual patients. Applying knowledge requires clinical decision making and the simulation experience allows them to begin to apply what they have learned, to a simulated patient, in a safe environment. Johnson brings 14 years of clinical experience to his position. In addition to clinical practice as a physician assistant, Johnson has worked extensively in the area of pre-hospital medicine, specifically tactical medicine.
Expertise: medical simulation, tactical medication and physician assistant roles in EMS