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Special Election

James Gehring, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), has ascended to new heights: He was recently elected to serve a four-year term as physician director-at-large on the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants’ (NCCPA’s) board of directors.

Gehring, who specializes in working with physician assistants (PAs) and PA students, has long been “passionate about PA education and ensuring the opportunity for continued scholarship in the field,” he said. “I look forward to working in this role with the NCCPA to further those opportunities.”

In addition to his positions with NCCPA and SMHS, Gehring serves as the division director of hospital medicine at GW Hospital, where he helped establish the PA hospital service and acted as the program’s supervising physician for seven years. He is also the medical director of the SMHS PA program.