Marcie Fitzgerald is an assistant professor and clinical director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She graduated from Gannon University's Physician Assistant program in 1998, and she earned her master's from the University of Nebraska in 2001. She has worked clinically as a PA in various surgical sub-specialties before beginning her career in PA education as an adjunct faculty member at Chatham University. Since 2005, Marcie has worked clinically as a Physician Assistant for Shriners Hospital in Erie. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Marcie is a national speaker for a major pharmaceutical company and has appointments to test writing committee with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.