Program Director & Chair, Physician Assistant Studies; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke; M.S.P.A.S., South University; PA-C
April H. Martin, MSPAS, PA-C, is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies at Methodist University. She has practiced clinically as a Physician Assistant since 2004. Mrs. Martin’s clinical experience includes Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Student Health, Pediatrics and Pediatric Orthopedics. She served as a clinical preceptor for Physician Assistant students over the course of her clinical career and eventually transitioned to academia full-time in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at Francis Marion University (FMU) in Florence, S.C. Martin became the Program Director for the FMU PA program later that same year and served in that role until March 2021 when she returned to clinical practice in her hometown of Lumberton, N.C.
Martin has presented at the Physician Assistant Education Association’s Annual Forum, and she was a contributing author for Sam Wijesinghe’s publication 101 Primary Care Case Studies: A Workbook for Clinical and Bedside Skills published in 2020. She completed the Academic Leadership Academy at Penn State College of Education in 2018.
Martin completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Biomedical Emphasis at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2001 and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, Ga. in 2004. She was selected to present her thesis: “Multiple Sclerosis vs. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: A Case Presentation” at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference in New Orleans as a PA student in 2003.