Allan Forde is an American trained Physician Assistant (PA) medical educator who was hired in 2008 as part of a team tasked with developing and maintaining a Physician Assistant course within the School of Medicine & Dentistry. He practiced clinically for 14 years in the US, predominantly with underserved populations in general practice and emergency medicine before retiring in 2005 to dedicate his time completely to PA education.  

Al came to JCU from the University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Physician Assistant Program where he was full-time academic staff for the previous nine years. 

In addition to being the Clinical Coordinator of the PA course, Al coordinates the MBBS Year 2 Clinical Skills curriculum and teaches, assesses and facilitates in to the MBBS course as needed. His most important work to date has involved promoting the PA concept in Queensland and nationally and serving as resource to government agencies and healthcare organisations in Australia and New Zealand.   

  • MD2011: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • MX2001: Integrated Physician Assistant Studies Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • MX2002: Integrated Physician Assistant Studies Part 2 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
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