Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Phone: 814-871-7189
Office: M 238
freer001@gannon.edu

  • Accreditations
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Service

Accreditations

  • CERTIFICATION:
    National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certified
    Initial Certification: July 2003
    Recertification: 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
    Current Certification Due for Renewal: 12/31/2017

  • LICENSURE: 
    Medical Physician Assistant
    Licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
    • Initial License Date: 9/15/2003
    • Current License Due for Renewal: 12/31/2016

Courses Taught

  • PHAS 413/GPHAS 513 - Physical Diagnosis II
  • PHAS 414/GPHAS 514 - Medical Lecture Series I
  • PHAS 415/GPHAS 515 - Medical Lecture Series II
  • PHAS 416/GPHAS 516 - Physical Diagnosis III
  • PHAS 431/GPHAS 531 - Clinical Science I
  • PHAS 431/GPHAS 532 - Clinical Science II
  • PHAS 438/GPHAS 538  - OB/GYN & Pediatric Lecture Series
  • GPHAS 601 - Pre-Rotation Lecture & Skills
  • GPHAS 600 - Pre-Rotation Lecture & Skills Lab

Educational History

  • Arcadia University, Master of Science in Physican Assistant Studies (MSPAS), *With Honors Distinction, 2003
  • Grove City College, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology, Cum Laude, 2001

Honor Societies

  • Pi Alpha National Physician Assistant Honor Society - Member

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor & Curriculum Committee Chair, Physician Assistant Program, Gannon University, Erie, PA.  (2008 - Present)
  • Family Medicine Physician Assistant, Vineyard Primary Care, UPMC Hamot Primary Care Network, North East, PA (2003-2008)

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA)
  • Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (AFPPA)

Publications

  • Freer, J, et. al. (2009-2011) Question and answer test bank.  In: Physician assistant national certifying examination (PANCE) board review; United States medical licensing examination (USMLE) step 1, 2,& 3 board review. [Computer software, database]. Available from Exam Master  Corporation Web site, http://www.exammaster.com [PEER REVIEWED]

  • Freer, J . Preventing perinatal transmission of group B streptococcal disease. JAAPA 2004;17(3):47-50.

Service

Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA)

  • Board of Directors – Director at Large (2010-2012)
  • Conference Committee (2010 - 2012), Educational Chair 2011 & 2012  
  • Regional Affairs Committee – Region VIII Representative (2010 to present)

Gannon University

  • University Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Committee Member (2009- Present)
  • Middle States Accreditation Faculty Subcommittee (2011-2012)
  • Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences (MCHPS) Academic Safety Committee – Member (2008-2011)
     

Community

  • Erie Community Child Abuse Task Force (2011 to Present)
  • Multicultural Resource Center Health Screening Program - Volunteer  (2013-2014)
  • Gannon University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer