Claire Hull

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Claire Hull


Ms. Claire Hull is the Founding Program Director of the developing Physician Assistant Program. A Carroll College alumna from the class of 1988, Ms. Hull went on to receive a Master of Health Sciences from Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program in 1995.  She has practiced clinically in family medicine, hospital medicine, and urgent care.

Ms. Hull brings with her 23 years of experience in PA education, having served in various faculty roles and administrative capacities at three different PA programs, including Clinical Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, and Associate Program Director.  Most recently, she served as Associate Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Education at Oregon Health & Science University. She has a strong interest and experience in curriculum development, assessments and remediation.

Ms. Hull has been actively involved in several PA professional organizations, including the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  She has been a presenter at regional and national conferences, served on the Faculty Development Institute at PAEA, and as a PANRE/PANCE exam writer and review member for NCCPA. With experience in preparing programs for accreditation site visits, Ms. Hull currently serves as an accreditation site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Ms. Hull's vast experience in PA education, her thorough understanding of the accreditation process, and her active role as a practicing clinician make her a valuable addition to Carroll College's PA program.

“I am thrilled to join the Carroll College community as the college’s founding director of the Physician Assistant program,” said Claire Hull. “Carroll is among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges, with an excellent reputation for preparing graduates for careers in health professions. I look forward to building a program that prepares its graduates to be competent, compassionate, and patient-centered clinicians. Carroll is poised to play an even greater role in improving access to health care for many rural and underserved communities in Montana. I look forward to building strong and innovative partnerships with communities across the state to create a PA program that is highly regarded and respected.”

Claire Hull, '88 Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Physician Assistant Program