In The Spotlight: Elon University
Center Spotlight

Submitted By: Nita Skillman

Full Center Name: School of Health Sciences

Center Location: Elon, NC 27244

Year Opened: 2012

Center Mission Statement: To promote engaged learning through the incorporation, evaluation, and subsequent improvement of C& SP base teaching and student evaluation activities within the SoHS.

Bragging Points:

  • Small but mighty- We serve two full-time medical programs and have branched out to several other undergrad departments.
  • Our focus is patient centered communication. Our SPs are the voice patients and take pride in that.
  • We are always looking for ways to increase diversity among our SPs and our cases.

What makes your team work well?

  • We are a family and work together to achieve the best possible experience for our learners.

Learner Groups Supported

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistants
  • Beyond Healthcare

Is there a GTA/MUTA program?


Center Name By the Numbers:

  • Classroom/Seminar Room: 6
  • Control Room: 3
  • Critical Care Room: 1
  • Debriefing Room: 6
  • Exam Room: 9
  • Lounge/Kitchen/SP Staging Room: 2
  • We also have two large physical therapy practice labs.
  • Do the counseling/exam Rooms have 1-way mirrors? No
  • Recording System: CAE LearningSpace
  • Employees/Staff of Center or Program (excluding SP): 1
  • Staff Managing SP Program: 1
  • Number of SPs: 30
  • Total SP Hours Worked in One Year: 1500

Please direct any questions about the Elon University School of Health Sciences center to Nita Skillman!

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