University of Charleston

University of Charleston

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Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor

Professor Michelle Davis has been a clinically practicing Physician Assistant for over 25 years. She began her career in Psychiatry (1997-1998), spent almost five years at Charleston Area Medical Center Women & Children’s Emergency Department (1998-2003), fourteen years in general pediatrics in rural West Virginia (2003-2017), and five years in general pediatrics in Charleston (2018-2022). She has been an ongoing clinical preceptor to various students, consisting of PA, NP, DO, MD, and medical residents. Professor Davis became an adjunct faculty member at the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program in 2013 and full-time professor in 2017. She took on the role as Director of Clinical Education position in 2019. She is passionate about serving the community and is a certified foster parent for the state of WV. She is very involved with her church and their outreach team, also involving students to participate in community service events. She lives in Charleston with her husband, daughter, and rescued dogs.

  • Master of Science, Touro College
  • Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Mountain State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Community Health Promotion, Liberty University


  • Obesity Trends in the Pediatric Population in Rural West Virginia (2020)
  • Keys 4 Healthy Kids Zoom Meeting with Community Advisors and Healthcare Professionals in West Virginia (2020)
  • All About the PA Profession and the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program (2019)
  • Maxilofacial Scholarship Fund for High School Students, Charleston Convention Center, Charleston, West Virginia (2019)



  • Certified foster parent in West Virginia
  • Foster for the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association
  • Global and Community Outreach Team at Bible Center Church
  • Mission’s trips to: Haiti (2018), Africa (2010), Hungary (1990)
  • Oversee multiple COVID vaccination clinics with students leading the country in COVID vaccination rates

Organizational Involvement

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



  • Gustova Capito Grant, grant to help offset student housing costs for rural West Virginia clinical rotations (2021-current)
  • Adjunct Faculty of the Year, University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program, voted by PA students (2016)