Susan White, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Susan White, M.D. is the Program Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Boston University School of Medicine. She joined PA program in 2013 as the Director of Didactic Curriculum as one of the founding faculty and became program director in 2019.

She has served on several national committees for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) most recently serving as the Chair of the Exam Development Board for Women’s Health, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and now serves as an item writer. She has presented posters, presentations and workshops at the PAEA Annual Education Forum focusing on curriculum in the social determinants of health, MAT waiver education, women’s health, and the use of distance education. She was a 2014-2015 Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators where she developed a novel longitudinal integrated clerkship for PA students with a colleague from Cambridge Health Alliance. She is a co-investigator on a 5-year primary care transformation grant funded by HRSA in collaboration with the BUSM Department of Family Medicine.

In 2007 she became a full-time faculty member and Assistant Professor at MCPHS University where she has served as the Program Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies – Manchester/Worcester for three years. In 2009, she received the MCPHS University Division of Health Sciences Teacher of the Year Award and in 2010 won the Faculty Research and Scholarship Award at MCPHS University.

Dr. White received her B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University and her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. Her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology was completed at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She practices gynecology at Boston Medical Center, having practiced previously in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2019 Boston University : Best Faculty Abstract
2015-2015 Arnold P Gold Foundation : Gold Humanism Scholar, Harvard Macy Program for Healthcare Educators
2010 MCPHS University : Faculty Research Award
2009 MCPHS University: Teacher of the Year, School of Health Sciences

White Coat Ceremony Grant for Physician Assistant Program
06/16/2014 - 09/25/2015 (PI)
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Developing Humanism in a new longitudinal integrated clerkship (DH-NLIC)
10/01/2014 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation


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  1. White SE, Altongy-Magee K, Cooper C, Hixon J, Honda T, Milch C, Murphy R, Riethle T, Walker L, Berkowitz O. Adopting Graduate Competencies in Opioid Prescribing for Massachusetts Physician Assistant Programs: A Statewide Public Health Response. J Physician Assist Educ. 2019 Dec; 30(4):207-213. PMID: 31664008
  2. Berkowitz O, Goldgar C, White SE, Warner ML. A National Survey of Quality Improvement Education in Physician Assistant Programs. J Physician Assist Educ. 2019 Mar; 30(1):1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30801553
  3. Berkowitz O, White SE. An opportunity for PAs as obstetrical laborists. JAAPA. 2018 Feb; 31(2):40-43. PMID: 29369928; DOI: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000529774.75649.c1;
  4. Warner ML, White S, Reffel A. Negotiating on Behalf of Your Program. J Physician Assist Educ. 2017 Jun; 28(2):116-118.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28509840
  5. Kayingo G, Hass VM. The Health Professions Educator: A Practical Guide for New and Established Faculty. Distance Education Strategies. Springer Publishing Company. New York. 2017. View Publication
  6. Berkowitz O, White SE, Goldgar C, Brisotti MF, Warner ML. Defining quality improvement education for physician assistants. J Physician Assist Educ. 2014; 25(4):55-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25622377
  7. Goldsmith CW, White SE, Massey S, Lee L. . The effects of synchronized distance education (SDE) on anxiety, depression, and academic achievement in first year doctor of pharmacy students in an accelerated curriculum. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2012; 4:285-291.
  8. White SE. Similar yet different: Observations of physician assistant education from a physician faculty member. J Physician Assist Educ. 2010; 21(4):56-7. PMID: 21366119
  9. White SE, Lee L, Klingaman K. . Prenatal Care Workshop: An Alternative Method to Meet the ARC-PA Standards. J Physician Assist Educ 2009; 20, 33-34. 2009.
  10. Goldsmith CW, Miller KE, Lee L, Moreau T, White SE, Massey SL. . The effects of synchronized distance education on academic achievement in a physician assistant program. J Physician Assist Educ 2009; 20, 17-21. 2009.
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Medical education, physician assistant education, PA education, didactic education,
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