Rita A Rienzo MMSc, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Research Interests

Post graduate residency programs; Developing clinical skills in PA students; Diversity in the PA Profession; Enhancing curriculum addressing clinical and access needs of LGBTQ population


Selected Publications

  • Rienzo R, Garino A. "Teaching Surgical Skills in US Physician Assistant Education" Poster Presentation, 2nd International Conference on Surgical Education and Training, Dublin, Ireland, May,2010.
  • "Using a Small Animal Lab to Develop Clinical Skills," Poster Presentation, American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, San Diego, 2009.
  • "Factors Influencing Graduate Physician Assistants in Their Decision to Pursue Postgraduate Residencies," Poster Presentation, American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, San Diego, 2009.
  • Coauthor, Chapter 10, Acute Abdominal Pain, Clinicians Guide to Surgical Care, Mc-Graw Hill, 2008.
  • "Factors Influencing Graduate Physician Assistants in Their Decision to Pursue Postgraduate Residencies," Faculty Presentation, Physician Assistant Educators' Association Annual Conference, November, 2008.
  • Bacterial Nosocomial Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit. Surgical Physician Assistant. 5(1)1999; 26-35.

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