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Lucich, John

Professor - Physician Assistant Program
College of Pharmacy/Health Science


Pharmacy Building - 259
Typically 9:00 - 5:00 M-F

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency medicine, internal medicine, physician assistant education

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • 2013 - Enhancing Inquiry-Based Learning, presented at the 2013 Fall Faculty Workshop, Butler University
  • 2013 - Man, 55, With Mild Chest Discomfort, accepted for publication as a Grand Rounds in Clinician Reviews
  • 2013 - Innovative Approaches for Teaching Clinically-Relevant Anatomy Utilizing Virtual Dissection Software, published in the e-journal of the League for Innovation in the Community College
  • 2012 - Cadavers for Your Courses: Virtual, Innovative Approaches for Teaching Anatomy, presented at STEMtech Conference, Kansas City, MO
  • 2012 - The iPad in Education, presented at the HDI (Help Desk Institute) meeting, Butler University
  • 2012 – MyPad: One Professor’s Experience With the iPad2 in an Academic Environment, presented as a part of faculty lecture series of Center for Academic Technology, Butler University
  • 2012 - Evidence-Based Medicine: Its Roots and Its Fruits Revisited, accepted for publication in the Journal of Physician Assistant Education
  • 2012 - The Emerging and Diverging Use of Laptop and iPad2 Technology in Physician Assistant Education, submitted for but denied publication in the Journal of Physician Assistant Education
  • 2010 - Presentation entitled Understanding and Applying Diagnostic Information, presented at the AAPA Summer 2011 CME Conference
  • 2010 - Clinical Coordination and the Experiential Year in Physician Assistant Education, Journal of Physician Assistant Education
  • 2009 - Understanding and Applying Diagnostic Information, IAPA Fall 2009 CME Conference
  • 2007 - The Evaluation and Application of Therapeutic Information - An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach, IAPA Fall 2007 CME Conference
  • 2006 - When It Comes to Physician Extenders, Specifics Count!, Indianapolis Medical Society Bulletin
  • 2004 - The Benefits of Being a Clinical Educator, Indianapolis Medical Society Bulletin
  • 2002 - Produced and presented the Gastrointestinal Clinical Correlation presentation for the University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • 2002 - Reflections on Teaching, Perspective on Physician Assistant Education
  • 2000 - An Insider's Revelations About Physician Assistants, Indianapolis Medical Society Bulletin

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • Chair, Admissions Committee
  • Teach in Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Integration, Clinical Quality Improvement, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures 2



  • BA Chemistry IU 1980
  • MD IU 1984
  • Completion of Internal Medicine Residency 1987


  • Board Certified Internal Medicine 1987


  • 2002, COPHS Board of Visitors - Last Lecture Award
  • 2002, Mortar Board Scarlet Quill Chapter - Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2001, COPHS Board of Visitors - Award of Excellence
  • 2000, Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants - Distinguished Service Award
  • 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, Physician Assistant Program - Outstanding Professor Award

Professional Experience

  • Practiced Emergency Medicine from 1987-1995
  • Associate Director Internal Medicine Education, Methodist Hospital 1995-1999