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Allan M. Bedashi, DHSc., MSHPE, MPAS, PA-C

Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Chair of Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Director of Physician Assistant Studies Program

Office Phone: 951-552-8838
E-mail: abedashi@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus G111
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DHSc. Health Science Nova Southeastern University, FL. 2009
MPAS Master of Physician Assistant Studies / Certificate of Concentration in Sports Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE. 1998
MS Master of Science in Health Professions Education - Concentration in Curriculum Design and Instruction Western University of Health Sciences, CA. 1997
BS Physician Assistant Studies George Washington University, D.C. 1991
BS Health Science George Washington University, D.C. 1989

Additional Education

US Navy (Hospital Corps and Medical Service Corps), 21 years

Certificate of Training in Orthopaedic-Camp Pendleton, CA.

Certificate of Concentration in Sports Medicine-University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE.


Courses Taught

Calendar Year beginning January 2014:

Principles of Physical Diagnosis- III
Clinical Medicine-II (Specialty topics)
Clinical Medicine-III (Specialty Topics)
Clinical Medicine-IV, Pediatric & Adolescent (Specialty Topics)
Rural Medicine (assigned topics)
PA Professional Issues-II
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (assigned topics)
Clinical Skills-I (Specialty Topics)
Clinical Skills-II (Specialty Topics)

Musculoskeletal Assessment for Nurse Practitioners-Guest Lecturer
Suturing Techniques for Nurse Practitioners-Guest Lecturer
Radiologic Assessment for Athletic Trainers-Guest Lecturer


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Development of graduate-level Physician Assistant education
Curriculum and Instruction Design
Inter-professional education
Missions and under-served populations


Teaching Experience

West Liberty University, WV.: Founding Chair and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Master's Program

Loma Linda University, CA.: Didactic Coordinator and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Master's Program

US Navy: Clinical Preceptor/Educator for the Tri-Service (Navy-Army-Air Force) PA Program,
San Diego, CA.

Previous Staff Experience:

Staff PA-High Desert Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Apple Valley, CA.

Staff PA-Orthopaedics Unlimited, Hemet, CA.

Staff PA- First Access Urgent Care, Hemet, CA.

Areas of Practice:

Sports Medicine
Urgent Care
General Practice
Operational Medicine-US Navy


Church Membership & Activities

Magnolia Baptist Church, Riverside, Ca.


Community Service & Involvement

Have been involved with missionary trips with Physician Assistant students to Mexico. Looking forward to reestablishing this activity.


Interests & Hobbies

Reading and writing poetry (my favorite poet is John Keats)

Wife: Mary Jean Bedashi; children, Allana, Sion and Neesha


Personal Philosophy

1 Corinthians 13:2: “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”

We are truly our brothers' and sisters' keepers. I look forward to passing on my knowledge and experience in the medical arts and sciences to the next generation of PAs, so that they can use their acquired knowledge and skills to improve the lot of mankind, by devoting all or some of their time, to serving the under-served, while spreading the word of God.

"To teach is to learn twice." :

This reminds us, that although we are educators, we must must remember that we are still learning, and oftentimes we learn from our students.