Mitzi D'Aquila, MACM, PA-C

Title(s)Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHSA Unit 7 A11 151 1000 S. Fremont Avenue
Off Campus
Alhambra CA 91803
Phone+1 626 457 4117
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    Title(s)Associate Program Director

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    Mitzi D'Aquila, MACM, PA-C currently serves as Associate Program Director for the Division of Physician Assistant Studies at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She originally had joined the clinical education team as Clinical Coordinator in 2010 and completed her Master of Academic Medicine from the Keck School of Medicine of USC in 2014. She served as Director of Clinical Education from 2017-2021. She is the course director for two clinical courses, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, and co-directs the senior semester Clinical Skills IV course.

    Her clinical background includes over 10 years of experience in pediatric hospital medicine at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Prior to graduating from the USC PA Program in 2001, she was a Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) participant. She has three peer reviewed publications and over 20 national, state or invited presentations. She led a team that conducted PAEA-sponsored research on web-based technology to enhance preceptor recruitment. She is Chair of the Curriculum Committee within the program. She continues to be a Director-At-Large on the Board of Directors for the California Academy of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Physician Assistants in Pediatrics.

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    1. Mixed Methods Study to Explore the Impact of VideoTechnology to BOOST Preceptor Recruitment. 2017. D’Aquila, M, Richter Lagha, R, Tramel, J, Lie, D.
    2. A Motivational Model to BOOST Preceptor Recruitment. 2017. Walsh, A., D’Aquila, M.
    3. Technology to BOOST Preceptor Recruitment: A Mixed Methods Study. 2017. D’Aquila, M, Lie, D, Richter Lagha, R, Tramel, J.
    4. Trifecta! Bridging Technology, Pedagogy, and Content!. 2016. D’Aquila, M, Maldonado, M, Quidwai, S.
    5. Preceptors’ and Physician Assistant Students’ View about the Value of Site Visits. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2015; 26(1):40-42. D’Aquila M, Lie, D.
    6. Hello? Hello? Grabbing and Holding Learner Attention in the Era of Multitasking. 2015. D’Aquila, M, Walsh, A.
    7. Teaching with Technology: How to Integrate Tools into Your Curriculum. 2015. D’Aquila, M, Maldonado, M, Quidwai, S.
    8. Preceptors’ and Physician Assistant Students’ View about the Value of Site Visits. 2015. D’Aquila, M, Lie, D.
    9. Physician Assistant Education Association Conference. Cooperative Learning in Medical Education. 2014. D’Aquila, M, Maldonado, M, Schultz, A. Wegler, J.
    10. Physician Assistant Education Association Conference. Preceptors’ and Physician Assistant Students’ View about the Value of Site Visits. 2014. D’Aquila, M, Lie, D.
    11. Innovations in Medical Education Conference. “Putting the “Student” in “Student” Case Presentation: The Integration of Peer Review in the Presentation Skills Workshop. 2012. D’Aquila, M.