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 a.m.–5 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
MSHPE Curriculum Design and Instruction Western University of Health Sciences, CA 1997
B.S. Physician Assistant Studies US Navy—George Washington University, D.C. 1991
B.S. Health Science George Washington University, D.C. 1989
  • Additional Education

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

    Certificate in Orthopedics, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA, 1997

    Certificate of Concentration in Sports Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, 1998

  • 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 and Adolescent (Specialty topics)
    Rural Medicine (Assigned topics)
    PA Professional Issues II
    Health Promotion and 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
    Interprofessional education
    Missions and underserved populations
    Poetry

  • 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 - Orthopedics Unlimited, Hemet, CA
    Staff PA - First Access Urgent Care, Hemet, CA

    Areas of Practice:
    Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
    Urgent Care
    General Practice
    Operational Medicine - US Navy

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Magnolia Baptist Church, Riverside, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    I 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)
    Traveling

    Wife: Mary Jean Bedashi
    Children: Allana, Sion and Neesha

  • Personal Philosophy

    “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.” 1 Corinthians 13:2
    (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 underserved, 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.)