Christopher R.A. Sim, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Christopher Sim
Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Studies
(617) 726-3885
Office Location: 
Shouse - 241

Dr. Christopher Sim is Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at MGH Institute of Health Professions. He joined IHP in 2015.

Prior to joining the IHP, Dr. Sim was a faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program at Arcadia University for 17 years. While at Arcadia, Sim served as Clinical Coordinator, Associate Program Director, and Director of Clinical Education. He was the Founding Site Manager for Arcadia’s branch campus in Christiana, Delaware for eight years. Dr. Sim has been directly involved in the recruitment and education of over 1,200 Physician Assistants to date.

Dr. Sim has taught a variety of courses including Physical Diagnosis, Community Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Law and Ethics/Professional Practice, and Mental Health. Additionally he has directed the clinical curriculum of one of the largest PA programs in the US. He has been a lecturer in both national and international venues on clinical topics and the development of the Physician Assistant role.

Dr. Sim is a US Army veteran, having served as a Medical Specialist Corps officer both in the reserve and on active duty. His clinical experience includes 30 years as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant in academic, community, and military hospitals. He has been a voluntary clinical preceptor for over 150 students and was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2008.


BS, Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco, CA
BHS, Physician Assistant, Drexel (then-Hahnemann) University, Philadelphia, PA
MPAS, Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
DSc, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA


Sim, C., Pavlik, D., "Who’s In the Driver’s Seat?-A Comparison of Teaching Methods," Physician Assistant Education Association Forum, October 12-15, 2016, Minneapolis, MN.

Curriculum Vitae