Susan E. White, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Susan White
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Susan White, M.D. is the Program Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She joined PA program in 2013 as the Director of Didactic Curriculum as one of the founding faculty and became program director in 2019.

She has served on several national committees for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) most recently serving as the Chair of the Exam Development Board for Women’s Health, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and now serves as an item writer. Her scholarship has focused on PA education and curriculum development in the areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology, social determinants of health and interprofessional education. Her novel Prenatal Care Workshop is open source for medical educators (available at

She was a 2014-2015 Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators where she developed a novel longitudinal integrated clerkship for PA students with a colleague from Cambridge Health Alliance. From 2016- 20221 she was a co-investigator on a 5-year primary care transformation grant funded by HRSA in collaboration with the BUSM Department of Family Medicine which developed a novel community heath center based interprofessional care clinic.

In 2007 she became a full-time faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where she served as the Program Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies – Manchester/Worcester for three years. In 2009, she received the Teacher of the Year Award and in 2010 won the Faculty Research and Scholarship Award.

Dr. White received her B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University and her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. Her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology was completed at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She practices gynecology at Boston Medical Center, having practiced previously in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Director, Physician Assistant Program, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Wesleyan University, BA

Classes Taught

  • GMSPS742


  • Published on 12/14/2023

    Wisco JJ, Moussavi M, White SE. A Near-Peer Interprofessional Educational Fellowship Program for Training Pre-Clinical Medical Students in the Best Practices of Teaching and Learning. Med Sci Educ. 2024 Feb; 34(1):181-191. PMID: 38510391.

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  • Published on 1/2/2023

    White Susan E. Prenatal Care Workshop and Curriculum. Available at the Association of PAs in Obstetrics and Gynecology website at . 2023.

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  • Published on 2/2/2022

    Miselis H, Zawacki S, White S, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Mostow C, Furlong J, Mott K, Kumar A, Winter MR, Berklein F, Jack B. . Interprofessional education in the clinical learning environment: a mixed-methods evaluation of a longitudinal experience in the primary care setting. J Interprof Care. 2022; 1-11.

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  • Published on 12/1/2019

    White SE, Altongy-Magee K, Cooper C, Hixon J, Honda T, Milch C, Murphy R, Riethle T, Walker L, Berkowitz O. Adopting Graduate Competencies in Opioid Prescribing for Massachusetts Physician Assistant Programs: A Statewide Public Health Response. J Physician Assist Educ. 2019 Dec; 30(4):207-213. PMID: 31664008.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Berkowitz O, Goldgar C, White SE, Warner ML. A National Survey of Quality Improvement Education in Physician Assistant Programs. J Physician Assist Educ. 2019 Mar; 30(1):1-8. PMID: 30801553.

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  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Berkowitz O, White SE. An opportunity for PAs as obstetrical laborists. JAAPA. 2018 Feb; 31(2):40-43. PMID: 29369928.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Warner ML, White S, Reffel A. Negotiating on Behalf of Your Program. J Physician Assist Educ. 2017 Jun; 28(2):116-118. PMID: 28509840.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Kayingo G, Hass VM. The Health Professions Educator: A Practical Guide for New and Established Faculty. Distance Education Strategies. Springer Publishing Company. New York. 2017.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Berkowitz O, White SE, Goldgar C, Brisotti MF, Warner ML. Defining quality improvement education for physician assistants. J Physician Assist Educ. 2014; 25(4):55-60. PMID: 25622377.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Massey S, Lee L, White SE, Goldsmith CW. The effects of synchronized distance education (SDE) on anxiety, depression, and academic achievement in first year doctor of pharmacy students in an accelerated curriculum. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2012; 4:285-291.

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