Mary Ruggeri joined the Yale School of Medicine PA Online Program as Clinical Site Coordinator in 2021. She is both an alumna of the program and previously served as a Facilitator for Problem Based Learning student groups. Mary currently serves on the progress committee as well as the admissions committee.
Mary is a physician assistant who graduated with a Master of Medical Science from the Yale School of Medicine PA Online Program. She began practicing clinically at an outpatient psychiatry clinic in Austin, TX, treating children, adolescents, and adults. She is licensed by the NCCPA.
Prior to PA school, Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and participated in a two-year service program, teaching in an under-resourced school, and earning a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame. Mary spent five years as a high school chemistry and biology instructor where she also mentored new teachers and served as head of the science department.
As a former teacher, her interest in learning environments and student wellness has inspired her involvement in several related research initiatives. Mary has worked on several multi-institutional wellbeing-focused research projects and now contributes to the development of a PA wellbeing course for the Yale PA Online Program.
In 2018, Mary was selected to serve on the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Future Educator Development Steering Committee, where she helped plan and facilitate programming for the Future Educator Fellowship for students with an interest in PA education. She now serves on the PAEA Board of Directors, representing students and early-career PAs nationwide. She has presented multiple times at the PAEA annual educational forum.
Education & Training
- MMScYale School of Medicine, Physician Assistant
- MEdUniversity of Notre Dame, Education
- BSLoyola University of Chicago, Psychology
|Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)||Board of Directors||2020 - 2021|
|Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)||Future Educator Development Steering Committee||2018 - 2019|