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Jane McDaniel

Lecturer; Chair of Admissions, Yale PA Online Program

Contact Information

Jane McDaniel, MS, MLS, SC

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale PA Online Program

    PO Box 208083

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8083

    United States


Jane McDaniel joined the faculty of the Yale PA Online Program in November 2017. She has worked as a medical technologist and is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a medical laboratory scientist with an additional certification as a specialist in chemistry. In 2015, she earned a Master of Science degree in Medical Education Leadership. Jane has taught clinical laboratory medicine to PA students for over twenty years, been a leader in PA admissions at the program and national level for over ten years, and continues to be involved in PA education on the national level as secretary of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Board of Directors. She has authored numerous articles, which have been published in JPAE, JAAPA, and Clinician Reviews, and has presented posters and been an invited speaker at local, state, national and international meetings. Jane has received numerous teaching and service awards during her career, including the PAEA Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012 . Her clinical and academic interests include laboratory medicine and interpretation of laboratory testing, problem-based learning, PA admissions, curriculum design and evaluation, and online education.

Education & Training

  • MS
    University of New England, Medical Education Leadership (2015)
  • BS (Hon)
    Marshall University, Medical Technology (1973)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Yale Med Ed Day Poster Award for Innovation in EducationYale School of Medicine2018
Associate Member in the Office of Women in Medicine and ScienceWake Forest School of Medicine2017
Katherine Anderson Society AwardWake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Class of 20152015
Outstanding Achievement AwardPhysician Assistant Education Association2012
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program Teaching AwardWake Forest School of Medicine PA Program2002

Professional Service

Yale Physician Assistant Online ProgramAdmissions Committee2021 - Present
Marshall University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Marshall University Alumni AssociationThe Marshall University Alumni Association is dedicated to advancing the goals and objectives of Marshall University as a premier research and teaching institution. Guided by the strategic priorities of the University, the MUAA pursues lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships between all constituent groups and organizations resulting in optimal levels of engagement and philanthropic support. In our daily work, we maintain a commitment to strengthening partnerships among the University community while facilitating the processes of communication, collaboration, and leadership in the field of development. At all times, we promote the very best of everything Marshall university has to offer.2019 - Present
Physician Assistant Education Association Board of Directors, Physician Assistant Education AssociationSecretary2019 - Present
Yale Physician Assistant Online ProgramDirector of Admissions2017 - 2020
Physician Assistant Education Association Board of Directors, Physician Assistant Education AssociationDirector-at-Large2015 - 2018
Physician Assistant Education AssociationResponsibility for all Association activities lies with the PAEA Board of Directors. The Board administers the Association’s financial affairs, appoints standing and ad hoc committees, and conducts all Association business between membership meetings. Board members are elected by the PAEA member programs.2015 - Present
Physician Assistant Education AssociationChair, Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) Advisory Committee2008 - 2013
Physician Assistant Education AssociationCentral Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) Advisory Committee2005 - 2007

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