SLU PA Program Introduces New Program Director and Director of Clinical Education
In the fall of 2019, the Saint Louis University (SLU) Physician Assistant (PA) program announced two changes in leadership positions: Caroline Chang, MMS, PA-C, would assume the role of Program Director at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester and Carol Suit, MPAS, PA-C, would be the new Director of Clinical Education beginning July 1, 2020. The previous Program Director and Director of Clinical Education – Anne Garanzini, M.Ed., PA-C, and Genevieve DelRosario, MHS, PA-C, respectively – remain with the program as faculty members.
An alumna of the SLU PA program, Chang was eager to accept a role where she could lead and be involved in the program at all levels.
“I love being a physician assistant and feel especially fortunate to be a faculty member in the SLU PA program. I pursued the program director position to have a deeper understanding of all aspects of our program and of PA education in general,” Chang said. “We have a very well-respected PA program and an exceptional team of faculty, staff and students. I really enjoy the expanded connection I am gaining with our prospective students as well as our alumni.”
Chang is excited to continue the work that the PA program has been doing for decades and hopes that she can help shine a light on the program’s many accomplishments.
“The SLU PA program has a long, rich history of providing a rigorous academic curriculum and graduating well-trained PAs,” Chang said. “My main goals for the program are to elevate the recognition of this success on a local and national level and to prioritize the mission of the program within our strong history of academic excellence, so we can meet the needs of today's ever-changing health care environment as we continue to educate exceptional PAs.”
Suit is looking forward to using her previous experience to help build on the PA program’s strong foundation of clinical education.
“As Director of Clinical Education, I am excited to continue the tradition of exceptional clinical education for our students,” Suit said. “I enjoy cultivating relationships with students, alumni and clinical partners and I hope these relationships will help maintain and enhance the clinical phase of our program.”
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of more than 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.