Being Part of a Collaborative Spirit
“UE is very focused on preparing the students for their life beyond just their time on campus”
Michael Roscoe, DrPH
Director, Chair, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Science Program
Before Coming to UE
Michael Roscoe, director of the Physician Assistant Science Program at UE, brings many levels of experience to the department. He was the assistant dean of Inter-professional Education, Chair of Health Sciences, and the PA Program director at Butler University for about six years, and a PA faculty member for about 15 years. He has experience with military medicine and has served in two combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dedicated to Success
There are many aspects of UE that attract professors. For Roscoe, it was the excitement buzzing around the new Physician Assistant Science Program. He was impressed by the dedication to this program’s success. He was also drawn to UE’s highly collaborative environment and the symbiotic blending of a liberal arts education with a professional education. Of course, the close relationship between faculty and students was a great benefit for Michael.
“The faculty have such a deep passion for the students,” he said. “It is very authentic.” All in all, Michael wanted to be a part of this culture. Part of being in this cooperative and supportive culture included the people Michael worked with. “I have developed very close relationships with students and faculty across campus.”
These relationships are what really set UE apart from other institutions. “UE is very focused on preparing the students for their life beyond just their time on campus,” explained Michael. This is demonstrated through the initiation of the UE Guarantee and establishing solid connections between professors and students.
During his time at UE, Michael has been consistently impressed with the high caliber of students on the campus, not just academically, but professionally as well. “The students care about each other and really want to make a difference in their community.”
Michael would encourage students looking to pursue a physician assistant degree to consider UE. The connections they’ll make with other students and the true inter-professional education they’ll receive here is truly unique. “Our students will work closely with medical students, PT students, and students of other health professions to really grasp the team approach to medicine.”