XWin a $50 Amazon gift cardby helping us understand how you view our school and what you think of our website! It takes 5-10 minutes to complete and will help us make important decisions about how we communicate with website visitors.Take Survey Here


PA Scholarship

Faculty members in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies regularly publish in leading academic and professional journals, present at conferences, and secure grants – all with the goal of improving techniques and care practices to help improve the lives of patients. Our faculty, a majority of whom are practicing clinicians in leading hospitals and health care centers, integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that will help them become better physician assistants. The scholarship and awards listed below includes MGH Institute PA students and alumni as well as faculty members. *Note: Some presentations do not have supporting links.


Raphael, MPAS '21, A., & Goldsmith, A. J., Middle-Age Female with Tenosynovitis of the Extensor Hallucis Longus, Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20, Article 100808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visj.2020.100808 

White, S.E., Altongy-Magee, K., Cooper, C., Hixon, J., Honda, T., Milch, C., Murphy, R., Riethle, T., Walker, L., & Berkowitz, O. (2019). Adopting graduate competencies in opioid prescribing for Massachusetts physician assistant programs: A statewide public health response. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 30, 207-213. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPA.0000000000000276.

Merson, JR., Shehu, M. Syphilis. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2019, 32(5), 59-60.

Merson, JR, Murphy, DC. What’s causing this pregnant patient’s rash? Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2019; 32(10), 54-56.

Weinstein, A., Reidy, P., Simon, L., Makosky, A., Merson, J., Williams, R., Collin, C., Cohen, M. Developing Primary Care Interprofessional Education. The Clinical Teacher, 2018(15), 1-9.

Merson, J. Hypothyroidism. (2018). Journal of the American Academy of PAs.

Merson, J. (2018). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 31(5), 53-54.


Merson, J., Sim, C., Clapp, M., Murphy, D. Do you TBL? Adventures in Team Based Learning.  Presented at the Physician Assistant Education Association National Conference in Washington, DC.

Cleveland, H., Durkin J., Mac, P.D., Butler, M, Churchill, A. Merson, J. Putting it into practice: volunteering at a student-faculty collaborative clinic enhances confidence of the physician assistant student.  Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2019 May 20; Denver, CO.

Merson, J., Waller, L., Paskind, L., Rufo, K., & Wilson, B. (2019). Panel on clinical education and preceptorship: A panel discussion. Panel discussion presented at the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants 2019 Spring CME Conference, Burlington, MA.

Viveiros, M. (March 2019). Utilizing Team Based Learning to Teach Resiliency to Health Science Graduate Students. Poster presented at Team Based Learning Collaborative Annual Conference. Tampa, FL.

Mitchell, A., Reiger, S., Brandenberg, S. '18, Duarte, M., Kusner, J., Warren, K. DPT '20, Delgado, D., Gottlieb, B. & Kenney, B. (2018, May). Results of a Voter Registration Intervention at a Community Health Center in Boston, Massachusetts. ePoster at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Keyes, H. '18, Balgley, E., Tabar, L. NP '18 & Sullivan, K. (2018, May). Piloting an Interprofessional Student Run Clinic at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: Education and Operations. ePoster at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Rand, M. '18, Merson, J., Gace, D. & Forrester, M. (2018, May). A Respiratory Enigma: Lightning Never Strikes Twice, or Does It? A Dapsone Induced Methemoglobinemia and Legionella in an Immunocompromised Patient​. ePoster at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Weinstein, A., Reidy, P., Cohen, M. & Merson, J. (2018, April). Learning and Working Together: Developing Interprofessional Education and Training in a Primary Care Setting. Workshop conducted at the National Conference of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Simon, L., Shea, K., McGuire, D. '18, Thatcher, E. '18, Williams, R., Merson, J., Makosky, A., Cohen, M., Reidy, P.,  Collin, C.R. & Weinstein, A. (2018, March). Creation of an Interprofessional Curriculum Within a Network of Student-faculty Collaborative Clinics. Poster presentation at the New England Regional Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Boston, MA.