Robin Schugar, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C
Dr. Robin Schugar is an Associate Professor of the PA program and functions as full-time faculty. Born in Maryland, she has practiced in 4 different states of the Eastern seaboard. Dr. Schugar graduated from undergraduate studies with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and then proceeded into the PA Profession attending and graduating from Arcadia University (formerly known as Beaver College) with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She entered PA education when she moved from Maryland to Miami, and began teaching at Nova Southeastern University where she maintained several leadership positions including Clinical Director, and during which, obtained her doctoral degree in Health Science in an accelerated program from AT Still University. She conducted research attempting to find a correlation between the prerequisite GPA’s and PA program final GPAs.
Dr. Schugar has been involved in many curriculum changes in order to bring the most relevant and useful information to PA Education through Interprofessional Education, Simulation, and Hybrid courses. She carried the position of Interim Program Director for a year while the University conducted a full-time search for a Program Director. Currently, Dr. Schugar is involved in curriculum changes for the University through the Graduate Council, as a member of Project Advice, and a member of the curriculum and policy committee.
Dr. Schugar has been involved in both the state professional association and the national association through multiple leadership positions. She began serving the state in 2008, as the South Regional Director, and through her positions entered the House of Delegates for the national association and created a charity to send deployed PAs care packages. She currently sits as a board member for the Broward County Medical Association as a PA representative. Dr. Schugar continues to practice as a provider performing periodic health assessments on our military.