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

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

Prior to joining the MGH Institute, Sim was a faculty member in the Physician Assistant program at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania 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 the program's branch campus in Christiana, Delaware, for 8 years. Professor Sim has been directly involved in the recruitment and education of over 1,000 Physician Assistants to date.

Sim has taught a variety of courses including Physical Diagnosis, 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 the clinical topics and development of the Physician Assistant role.

Professor 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 consists of 30 years experience as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant in academic and community hospitals. He has been a voluntary clinical preceptor for over 100 students.


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.


BS, Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco, CA
BHS, Physician Assistant, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
MPAS, Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Curriculum Vitae