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James McGinnis

James McGinnis

Program Director for Clinical Health Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Office Phone: 202-994-7644
Email: Email
Department: Physician Assistant Studies


  • BS, University of Oklahoma, 1995
  • MPAS, University of Nebraska, 2002


Mr. McGinnis began his career as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C. In 1995 he graduated the United States Army Physician Assistant program and served in a variety of medical officer assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), 7th U.S. Cavalry, Civil Affairs Command, and the Joint Special Operations Command. In addition he served as adjunct faculty for Methodist University and an emergency medicine preceptor for their PA program.

Currently, Mr. McGinnis is serving as a visiting assistant professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in the department of Clinical Research and Leadership. In that capacity he is the program director for the BSHS degree in Clinical Health Sciences and the BSHS degree in Health Interventions and Disaster Management. Additionally, he serves as guest lecturer in the Physician Assistant program as well as for a number of emergency medical services courses.

Mr. McGinnis holds a bachelor’s degree as a Physician Assistant from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska with a specialization in Emergency Medicine, and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Learning with The George Washington University.


  • Core Curriculum in Health Sciences
  • Health Intervention and Disaster Response


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