Jason Grahame

Jason Grahame, PA Program* Director

Director, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Jason Graham joined the faculty at Cedarville University as the inaugural Director of the Physician Assistant Program. Previously, he worked as a physician assistant with a sports medicine shoulder and knee surgeon for four years, where he was involved in both clinical and surgical patient care. In 2007, he joined the faculty for the PA Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) while still working one day a week with the orthopedic group. He eventually became the Admissions Director for EVMS and then the Associate Program Director, while also becoming an Associate Professor prior to leaving in 2019. He is blessed to be back at Cedarville helping to develop the University's vision to start a PA program here in 2023.

Education and Credentials:

  • M.P.A., Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • B.A in Athletic Training, Cedarville University

Scholarly Works

"Magnum PI: Maximizing Your Admissions Personal Interviews" – PAEA Annual Forum (October 2019), Washington, D.C. | INVITED NATIONAL
Approved for AAPA Category I CME by the American Academy of Physician Assistants

"The Opportunities & Challenges of Implementing CASPer: A Non-Cognitive Admissions Test" (Panelist) – PAEA Annual Forum (October 2019), Washington, D.C. | INVITED NATIONAL
Approved for AAPA Category I CME by the American Academy of Physician Assistants

"Musculoskeletal Workshop: Shoulder Exam" – VAPA Annual Summer CME Conference (July 2018), Virginia Beach, VA | INVITED REGIONAL
Approved for AAPA Category I CME by the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Grahame, J.A. (2016). Digital Note-Taking: Discussion of Evidence & Best Practices. JPAEA, 27(1): 47-50.

"Keeping a Tight L.I.P. (Lecture Intellectual Property) Policy: Opinions & Options" – PAEA Annual Forum (October 2014), Philadelphia, PA | INVITED NATIONAL (Encore Presentation)
Approved for AAPA Category I CME by the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Interests:

  • Teaching / Mentoring
  • Technology and the intersection of education and medicine
  • Electronics, computers, and handheld electronic devices
  • My family (last on list but certainly not least)

Why Cedarville?

Cedarville University, as an institution with a reputation of excellence and commitment to God's Word and its Author, occupies a special place in my heart. My time here taught me many spiritual truths and implanted in me several leadership qualities that I have utilized over and over. Not to mention the many people who invested in my life while I was here professionally and personally. In 2017 I told my pastor that the only reason for me to leave where God had landed us in Virginia, with a stable job, ministry opportunities, and family and friends, would be if God opened up a door for a place to do what I was doing in PA education at a Christian university like Cedarville. Be careful what you ask ... God may just answer your prayers in an incredible way so that He gets the glory!