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Robert Aitchison, MS, PA-C

Clinical Simulation Instructor, Assistant Professor

After obtaining a BA in classics and philosophy from the University of Illinois, Robert Aitchison worked as a technician in high fidelity mannequin simulation, with standardized patients, and both animal and human cadaveric specimens at both Rosalind Franklin University and Evanston Hospital. He obtained his masters of science in physician assistant practice from Rosalind Franklin University in 2015. He then completed the Jane R. Perlman fellowship in emergency medicine. He worked in NorthShore University HealthSystem’s emergency departments and earned a certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor (Clinical Educator Track), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2021.
  • Student Affairs Judiciary Committee Representative, Rosalind Franklin University 2021
  • Instructor (Clinical Educator Track), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2019.

Education

  • Certificate in Health Professions Education. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL; May 2021.
  • Certificate of Completion. The Jane R. Perlman NP/PA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, Evanston, IL; October 2016
  • MS in Physician Assistant Practice. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL; May 2015.
  • BA Classics. University of Illinois at Champaign, Champaign, IL; October 2010.
  • BA Philosophy. University of Illinois at Champaign, Champaign, IL; October 2010.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 1997 to present.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Meredith L. Baker-Rush, Amy Pabst, Robert Aitchison, Thad Anzur, Norman Paschal, Fear in Interprofessional Simulation: The role of psychology and behaviorism in student participation and learning, Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 2021, 100432, ISSN 2405-4526, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2021.100432.
  • Martin Hevesy MSN NP-C; Robert Aitchison MS PA-C; Alison Ruiz MS, PA-C; Susan Bednar RN-C APN. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in primary care: An update of changes in 2008. Disease-A-Month, Volume 62, Issue 2
  • Robert Aitchison, BA; Pamela Aitchison, BSN, RN; Ernest Wang, MD, FACEP; Morris Kharasch, MD, FACEP. “A Review of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and its History.” Disease-a-Month 59.5 (2013): 165-167.
  • Jingyi Liu, Jared Novack, MD; Robert Aitchison, BA; Pamela Aitchison, BSN, RN, et al. “Adult Resuscitation Summary.” Disease-a-Month 59.5 (2013): 168-181.
  • Monica Janeczek, Clifford Rice, MD; Robert Aitchison, BA; Pamela Aitchison, BSN, RN, et al. “Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines.” Disease-a-Month 59.5 (2013): 182-195.
  • Supritha Prasad, Daniel Watcher, MD; Robert Aitchison, BA; Pamela Aitchison, BSN, RN, et al. “Neonatal resuscitation Guidelines.” Disease-a-Month 59.5 (2013): 196-201.
  • Constantine Karrras, BA; Sarah Donlan, MD, FACEP; Robert Aitchison, BA; Pamela Aitchison, BSN, RN, et al. “Acute Coronary Syndromes.” Disease-a-Month 59.5 (2013): 202-209.
  • Constantine Karrras, BA; Robert Aitchison, BA; Pamela Aitchison, BSN, RN; Ernest Wang, MD, FACEP, et al. “Adult Stroke Summary.” Disease-a-Month 59.5 (2013): 210-216.
  • Kyle Petty, BS; Noah DeGarmo, MD; Robert Aitchison, BA; Pamela Aitchison, BSN, RN, et al. “Ethical Considerations in Resuscitation.” Disease-a-Month 59.5 (2013): 217-220.
  • Alexander Kogan, MD; Robert Aitchison; Dania S. Lees, MD; Kristoffer Dayrit; Morris Kharasch, MD; Ernest Wang, MD. “61 Year Old male with Sudden Onset of Gross Hematuria: A Case Report.” American Journal of Therapeutics (Jan. 2013)
  • Christopher Pettineo; Robert Aitchison; Scott Leikin; Stephen Vogel; Jerrold Leikin. “Biological and Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction: Updated Clinical Therapeutic Countermeasures Since 2003.” American Journal of Therapeutics 16 (2009): 35-43
  • Nathan Beckerman, MD, Scott M. Leikin, Robert Aitchison, May Yen, MD, Brandon K. Wills, DO, MS. “Laboratory interferences with the newer cyanide antidote: hydroxocobalamin.” Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology 26.1 (2009): 49-52