Pangela Dawson, MSPAS, PA-C

Senior Clinical Coordinator, Lecturer,
Division of Physician Assistant Studies



Pangela Dawson received a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College in 1994 and a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky in 2003.  She joined the faculty in 2008 as a lecturer and shortly after began working as the senior coordinator for the clinical year.  Most recently, Ms. Dawson is (currently a doctoral student in)Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation where she is studying community-based educational and health-promotion strategies designed to assist domestic violence survivors in the African American community.  Her research interests also include evaluating social, political, and environmental factors that contribute to both wellbeing and healthcare disparities especially for underserved populations as well as enhancing student service learning and cultural competencies in medical education

Educational Focus

Ms. Dawson coordinates the curriculum and clerkship experiences during the clinical year of the Physician Assistant program.  She is the course director for the Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatric Clerkships.  She also lectures during the didactic year primarily in Introduction to Health and Disease and the Clinical Lecturer Series Courses.

Clinical Work

She has gained clinical experience in pediatric orthopedics and chronic pain management.  She also has experience assessing and treating military personnel issues specifically in general and psychiatric medicine.


Mrs. Dawson is married, has two children and enjoys international travel, reading, music and jogging.



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Pangela Dawson, MSPAS, PA-C
Senior Clinical Coordinator and Lecturer, Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Room 205 Wethington Building
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
(859) 218-0564
Fax: (859) 257-2454