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Frosch, Don

Associate Professor - Physician Assistant Program
College of Pharmacy/Health Science

dfrosch@butler.edu
317/940-8432

Pharmacy Building - 255




Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • Frosch D, Knott P. Casting and splinting. In: Dehn R, Asprey D, eds. Clinical Procedures for Physician Assistants. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2012. 
  • Frosch D, Roscoe M. Transverse myelopathy mimicking conus medularis syndrome [Case Report]. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2011;24(6):E1-7.
  • Roscoe MM, Frosch DR. Time for a standardized PA entrance exam? [Letter to the Editor]. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2010;21:5-6.
  • Frosch D, Knott P. Casting and splinting. In: Dehn R, Asprey D, eds. Clinical Procedures for Physician Assistants. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2007.
  • Frosch, D. “Searching the Electronic Literature for Answers to Medical and Pharmacologic Questions.” A 2-hour demonstration lecture presented at the Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Science Homecoming continuing medical education activity for P.A. alumni (October, 2005).
  • Frosch, D. “Understanding Pulmonary Function Tests.” A 1.5 hour lecture presented at the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistant meeting (August, 2002).
  • Frosch D, Knott P. Casting and splinting. In: Dehn R, Asprey D, eds. Clinical Procedures for Physician Assistants. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2002:271-286.
  • Slazinski L, Clemens D, Frosch D. Analysis of physician assistant program performance on the physician assistant national certification exam (PANCE), based upon degree granted, length of curriculum, and duration of accreditation. Perspectives on Physician Assistant Education. Autumn 1999;10(4):180-184.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • General Surgery Rotation Coordinator (Class of 2013 to present) 
  • Clinical Quality Improvement (Statistics) (Spring 2012; Fall 2012 to present)
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures-I (Interpretion of Lab Tests & Imaging Studies) (Fall 2009 to present)
  • 12-Lead ECG Interpretation (Fall 2009 to present)
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures-II (Clinical Procedures) with lab (Spring 2010 to present)
  • Research Principles for PAs (Fall 2005-2008)
  • Research Statistics for PAs (Spring 2006-2009)
  • Research Applications for PAs (Fall 2006-2008)
  • Independent Study in Masters Research Project (Fall 2007-2009)
  • Research Presentation & Defense (Spring 2008-2009)
  • Core Content-I (PA Board Review Course) (Summer-1 2004-2006)
  • Core Content-II (PA Board Review Course) (Summer-2 2004-2006)
  • Core Content-III (PA Board Review Course) (Fall 2004-2006)
  • Core Content-IV (PA Board Review Course) (Spring 2005-2007)
  • Core Content (PA Board Review Course) (2002-2004)

Personal Hobbies

  • Boating
  • Table Tennis


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

  • M.S. in P.A. Practice (2003) from Finch University of Health Sciences (renamed Rosalind Franklin University) in North Chicago, IL
  • B.S. in P.A. Studies (1983) from Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI
  • B.S. with Psych. major & Bio. minor (1978) from Carroll College (renamed Carroll University) in Waukesha, WI

Certifications

  • P.A. National Certifying/Recertifying Exams (1984, 1990, 1997, 2002, 2008)
  • Extended Core Certification in Surgery (1991)
  • Extended Core Certification in Primary Care (1984, 1990)

Professional Credentials

  • Physician Assistant--Nationally Board Certified (PA-C)

Awards/Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Award from the Butler University P.A. Classes (2003, 2004, 2005, 2012)
  • COPHS Board of Visitors "Last Lecture Award" (2005)
  • COPHS Board of Visitors "Award of Excellence" (2004)
  • American Academy of PAs "Young Faculty Member of Year" national teaching award (1997)
  • 2 Golden Apples and multiple other teaching awards from Finch University of Health Sciences

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Fellow member of the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor & Assessment Coordinator, Butler University P.A. Program (2011-present)
  • Assistant Professor & Assessment Coordinator, Butler University P.A. Program (2003-2010)
  • Research Coordinator, Butler University P.A. Program (2001-2009)
  • Instructor & Assessment Coordinator, Butler University P.A. Program (2001-2003)
  • Instructor & Academic Coordinator, Finch University of Health Sciences P.A. Program (1995-2001)
  • Physician Assistant, Veterans Affairs Medical Center-North Chicago, IL (1984-2000)
  • Physician Assistant, B. J. King, Ltd., Eau Claire, WI (1983)