Rita A Rienzo MMSc, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Biographical Info

  • Develop and assess the clinical curriculum
  • Maintain accreditation standards for clinical curriculum
  • Lecture in surgery and emergency medicine topics
  • Academic advisement of students
  • Clinical practice with the Department of Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital

Education & Training

Fordham University (1980)
Emory University (1994)
Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine, Surgery (1997 - 1998)

Honors & Recognition

  • Astra Zeneca Surgical Writing Competition, First Prize
    Astra Zeneca (1998)
  • Frank J. Scallon Medical Science Foundation Medical Writing Award
    Frank J. Scallon Medical Science Foundation (1998)
  • Grant: Factors Influencing Graduate Physician Assistants in Their Decision to Pursue Postgraduate Residencies
    PAEA Research Institute (2007)
  • Jack Cole Society Award for contributions in support of the Physician Associate profession
    Jack Cole Student Society (2009)
  • Jack Cole Society Award
  • Medical Education Fellowship AY 2011-2012
    Yale School of Medicine (2011)

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