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Rita Rienzo

MMSc, PA-C, BS
Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Contact Information

Rita Rienzo, MMSc, PA-C, BS

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Physician Associate (PA) Program

    PO Box 208083

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8083

    United States

Rita Rienzo
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Appointments

Biography

  • Develop and assess the clinical curriculum
  • Maintain accreditation standards for clinical curriculum
  • Lecture in surgery and emergency medicine topics
  • Academic advisement of students

Education & Training

  • MMSc
    Emory University (1994)
  • BS
    Fordham University (1980)
  • Residency
    Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Jack Cole Society Award2016
Medical Education Fellowship AY 2011-2012Yale School of Medicine2011
Jack Cole Society Award2010
Jack Cole Society Award for contributions in support of the Physician Associate professionJack Cole Student Society2009
Grant: Factors Influencing Graduate Physician Assistants in Their Decision to Pursue Postgraduate ResidenciesPAEA Research Institute2007
Astra Zeneca Surgical Writing Competition, First PrizeAstra Zeneca1998
Frank J. Scallon Medical Science Foundation Medical Writing AwardFrank J. Scallon Medical Science Foundation1998

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Education Space Task ForceSteering committee for renovation of Harkness Physical Exam Suite and Cushing Library classroom space.2016 - Present
Clerkship Review CommitteeCommittee to provide ongoing review of YSM Clerkships.2013 - Present
Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee (EPCC)Member
Yale PA Program Admissions CommitteeMember
Self Assessment CommitteeMember
Progress CommitteeMember
SCM User Testing Group, Yale New Haven HospitalMember
HAVEN Free Clinic Steering Committee
Call Back Series
Introduction to Surgery
Physical exam skills for PA students
Transition Weeks
Surgical Skills/Small Animal Lab

Departments & Organizations