Debra A Herrmann, DHSc, MPH, PA-C
BS, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Western Carolina University, 1996
MSHS and MPH, George Washington University, 2001
Certificate, Master Teacher and Leadership Development, GW, 2010
Doctor of Health Sciences, AT Still University, 2017
Debra (Dee Dee) Herrmann is an Assistant Professor and serves as faculty in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and is the Director of the SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence.
Dr. Herrmann graduated from The George Washington University Physician Assistant Program in 2001. Immediately after graduation, as a National Health Service Corp Scholar, she practiced clinically in Outpatient Community Medicine in rural West Virginia. Since returning to the DMV area, she has practiced clinically in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and Family Practice. In 2010, Dr. Herrmann completed the Master Teacher and Leadership Development program at the George Washington University and finished her Doctor of Health Science degree with an emphasis on adult education in December of 2017 at A. T. Still University.
At the GW PA Program, in addition to teaching and engaging in departmental/university service and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Herrmann has served as the Associate Director of the Didactic Curriculum, the Director of Clinical Education, and the Associate Program Director. She was appointed the Associate Director of Engagement for the SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence in 2018.
Dr. Herrmann was awarded the national Physician Assistant Educator Association Faculty Rising Star award for PA education in 2011. She served as the mayoral appointed chair to the PA Advisory Committee for the DC Board of Medicine from 2010 until 2016 and currently serves as an advisor to the committee on PA practice and regulations in the District of Columbia.
Her research interests include transition to professional practice, professional development and performance improvement, clinical reasoning, curriculum design, and educational innovations.
Steph and I have a delightful conversation with Drs. Ritsema and Hermann from the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program. We learn about their program and about their roles in the Physician Associate movement in the United Kingdom and w...