Laura McCall

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies


As a PA Educator, I focus on active learning instruction. I represent the program on the Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Education Consortium.  I practice clinically in Urgent Care. Previously, I served as Clinical Coordinator. I participate in women’s and children’s ministries in my church community.

I am awed by the intricate human body which displays the care, wisdom and power of God and find satisfaction in helping PA students and patients understand how to protect and preserve the gift of life.

Discovery is inspirational and motivational.  The more one learns, the more one realizes how much more there is to learn!  Since this can be overwhelming, it is important to provide practical application of newly acquired knowledge as soon as possible.  This helps students see purpose and progress and aids in knowledge retention.

I teach as I view life- with optimism! I try to gauge a student’s capacity to learn and encourage them to aim just a little bit further.  With the attitude that students can succeed, even tough material can be mastered. 

Areas of Interest

  • Problem Based/ Team Based Learning
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Cardiology, Hematology/ Oncology, Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Women’s Health
  • Healthcare across the lifespan
  • Clinical Skills and Procedures 

Selected Publications

Master’s Thesis:

  • Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Marked Hyperbilirubinemia During Infancy 
    • presented at the 1999 National Perinatal Association Annual Clinical Conference and Exposition
    • Published abstract in the Journal of Perinatology, March 2000
    • (Co-Authors: Raja Nandyal, MD, Shana Beaver, PA-S, Wendy Becker PA-S, Lisa Orlando, PA-S)

Selected Presentations

  • PBL for Students in Healthcare Training Programs, presented to Manchester University College of Pharmacy Faculty, 2015
  • Physician Assistant School: Getting Ready, Gaining Skills and Graduate Profiles, USF Science Seminar, 2015
  • Developed and Presented ENT Case activity for use at Inter-Professional Education Session, 2013
  • Interdisciplinary Lecture for PA/NP students on Healthcare Reform & its effect on these professions, 2012
  • “The Struggling clinical Student: An Interdisciplinary Panel” Panel Member for School of Health Science Faculty Development Presentation, 2009

Courses Taught

  • Foundations for PA studies- Clinical Laboratory Medicine Module
  • Clinical Problem Solving
  • Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics and Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics II
  • Clinical Year Point of Contact Faculty for: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urgent Care and Gastroenterology Clinical Rotations
  • Clinical Year Seminar I, II and III