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David Brissette, MMSc, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine; Associate Director, Internal Medicine; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine; Director of Admissions, Internal Medicine

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David Brissette, MMSc, PA-C

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Mailing Addresses

  • P.O. Box 208083

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8083

    United States

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    100 Church Street South

    New Haven, CT, 06519

    United States

David Brissette
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Appointments

Biography

  • Assist the Program Director in the management aspects of the Physician Associate Program
  • Maintain ARC-PA accreditation standards for the program
  • Assist the didactic and clinical faculty with curriculum and exam development
  • Chair of the Admissions and Progress Committees
  • Lecturer in Patient Assessment I and III courses
  • Small group facilitator for history taking, physical examination, communicating difficult news and shared decision making workshops for PA and medical students
  • Associate Director, Section Leader and Clinical Coach for the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) integrating pre-clinical training for first-year PA, medical and advanced practice nursing students.
  • Academic advisor for PA students
  • Clinical practice with the Hospitalist Service at Yale New Haven Hospital


    Education & Training

    • MMSc
      Emory University PA Program, Physician Assistant (1994)
    • BS
      Tulane University, Biology (1992)

    Activities

    • EI EI Oh What a Difference Emotions Can Make
      Washington, United States 2019
    • Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience: What We Learned From Evaluation”
      Anaheim, United States 2018
    • “Evaluation of an Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience at Yale: What We Learned Along the Way”.
      Banff, Canada 2017
    • High Fidelity Simulation in Interprofessional Education: A Necessary Curricular Component
      Atlanta, United States 2017
    • Fail Fast and Move On: Quality Improvement and Interprofessional Teamwork within Large Interprofessional Education Programs
      Banff, Canada 2017
    • Exploring Hopes and Fears in Interprofessional Teamwork
      Banff, Canada 2017
    • So You Want to Start an Interprofessional Program in the Clinical Setting?
      Banff, Canada 2017
    • Physician Assistants as Medicine Hospitalists: The Yale New Haven Hospital Experience
      Tucson, United States 2017
    • Medical Error: Where Do Things Go Wrong and How Can We Do Better?
      New Haven, United States 2017
    • Approaches to Communicating with Students When Stakes Are High
      Philadelphia, United States 2014
    • The Clinician as Teacher: Shaping Tomorrow’s Quality PA’s
      Washington, United States 2013
    • The Clinician as Teacher: Shaping Tomorrow’s Quality PA’s
      Seattle, United States 2012
    • Physician Assistants as Medicine Hospitalists: The Yale New Haven Hospital Experience
      Las Vegas, United States 2011
    • Medical Malpractice: Are We Preparing Our Students Well Enough for the Real World?
      New Orleans, United States 2011
    • The Physician Assistant Profession and the Yale PA Program
      Mansfield, United States 2010
    • International Clinical Rotations: Brainstorming a Process for a Successful Experience
      Portland, United States 2009

    Honors & Recognition

    AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
    Inspiring Yale 2016Yale GPSS2016
    Physician Assistants as Medicine Hospitalist: The Yale New Haven Hospital Experience.PAEA Research Institute Grant2006

    Professional Service

    OrganizationRoleDate
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)Test Item Write for the PA National Certification Examination2018 - Present
    Connecticut PA FoundationImmediate Past President2013 - 2016
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Progress and Promotions CommitteeChair2013 - Present
    Interprofessional Education (IPE) CommitteeMember2012 - 2014
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Admissions CommitteeAdmissions Committee Chair2010 - Present
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Education Policy and Curriculum Committee (EPCC)Chair2010 - 2017
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)Test Item Writer for the PA National Certification Examination2010 - 2016
    Connecticut PA FoundationPresident2010 - 2013
    Yale New Haven Hospital Epic Advisory CommitteeMember2010 - 2011
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Admissions CommitteeAdmissions Committee2007 - 2010
    Connecticut PA FoundationMember2007 - 2010
    Medical Student Education Committee (MSEC)Member2007 - 2017
    Connecticut Academy of Physician AssistantsStudent Affairs Committee2007 - 2013
    Yale New Haven Hospital Sunrise Clinical Manager Order Entry Testing CommitteeMember2007 - 2010
    Committee for Well Being of StudentsMember2006 - 2008
    Clinical Skills Assessment Committee (CSA)Member2006 - Present
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Progress CommitteeMember2005 - 2013
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Admissions CommitteeMember2005 - 2010
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Thesis Review CommitteeThesis Reader2005 - Present
    Yale University Physician Associate Program Program Assessment CommitteeMember2005 - Present

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