University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Angela Elkins
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Director of Didactic Education
Assistant Professor

Professor Angie Elkins was born and raised in rural WV. She began her clinical practice as a Physician Assistant in 2007. She currently practices Emergency Medicine but also has many years of experience in Family Practice. Clinically she is passionate about patient education and empowering patients to live their best lives. In the classroom, she is known for her enthusiastic approach towards teaching the practice of medicine. She focuses heavily on the pathophysiology of the disease and how it correlates to clinical presentation and management. Prof. Elkins strives to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for her students to learn in. When Prof. Elkins is not working, you will find her spending time at home with her husband, 3 daughters and Boston Terrier. She loves to travel and watch her girls participate in their respective sports.

  • M.S.P.A., Mountain State University
  • B.M.S., Mountain State University (Summa Cum Laude)


  • Testman, J.T., Bowyer, D.G., Condee, J.H., Elkins, A. (2020). A Longitudinal Simulated Patient Care Experience to Enhance AAPE and Team Readiness. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Experiential Education Section Newsletter, Vol: 7, Issue 2, PP 1-6.



  • Elkins, A.M., Jensen, M., (2021, Jan. 5). Exam Question Writing: What makes a great question? Faculty Inservice, University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program, Charleston, WV, United States.



  • Medical Mission Trip to Haiti (December 2018)

Organizational Involvement

  • Physician Assistant Education Association Member
  • Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, West Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants



  • Most Enthusiastic Professor, voted by students (2019)