Breann L Garbas

Breann L Garbas, DHSc, PA-C

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-SCHOOL OF PA STUDIES – GEN
Business Phone: (352) 294-8150
Business Email: breann.garbas@pap.ufl.edu

About Breann L Garbas

Ms. Garbas joined the faculty in August of 2016, she is an Associate Professor. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ball State University with an emphasis in Molecular Biology and completed the Honors Program in Humane Studies from the same college.  Additionally, she holds a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical University of South Carolina and a doctorate in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University.

Upon graduation from MUSC, Dr. Garbas entered clinical practice in Women’s Health in Summerville, S.C. in a private OB/GYN clinic. She was active in the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology and served as Vice President for two terms.  During this term she also gave presentations to AAPA on the management of the pregnant teenager as well as to the Association of Pediatric Physician Assistants. She has served as an expert witness for multiple cases in women’s health and is strongly interested in medical-legal practice.

She moved to Florida in 2011 and began practice as a family medicine PA in a Federally Qualified Health Care Center, working with the medically underserved. Her main clinical interest at that time was the management of chronic conditions in the rural health care setting.  She remains an advocate of physician assistants in rural family medicine.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association.

Her current research interests include simulation for colposcopies in the clinical arena and remediation of the struggling medical learner.

Accomplishments

Outstanding Didactic Year Instructor
2024 · University of Florida School of PA Studies
Outstanding Didactic Year Instructor
2022 · University of Florida School of PA Studies
Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee
2022 · University of Florida College of Medicine
New Faculty Award
2019 · Physician Assistant Education Association
Outstanding Didactic Year Instructor
2019 · University of Florida School of PA Studies
Exemplary Teacher
2018-2023 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Outstanding Didactic Year Instructor
2018 · University of Florida School of PA Studies

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018,2020-2021
PAS5905 Directed Readings
2020-2023
PAS5000C Physical Diagnosis
2020-2023
PAS5010 Intro to Medicine 1
2020-2023
PAS5005 Behav and Commnty Med 1
2020,2022-2023
PAS5022C Gross/Radiograph Anat
2020-2024
PAS5003C Medical Communication
2020-2024
PAS5008C Adv Clinical Practic
2019-2025
PAS5007C Clinical Procedures
2018
PAS5930 Special Topics
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2021-2025
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2
2021
PAS5001C Eval and Hospital Pract
2021-2025
PAS5004 Clin Prob Solv/Diagno
2021-2024
PAS5013 Evidence Based Med

Board Certifications

  • Physician Assistant
    National Commission of Certification for Physician Assistants

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Birth Control and Family Planning
  • Preventive health care

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6350-5618

Publications

2021
The Effects of a Pass-Fail Curriculum on a Physician Assistant Program.
The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 32(4):248-252 [DOI] 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000388. [PMID] 34817429.
2021
Using Data Mining for the Early Identification of Struggling Learners in Physician Assistant Education.
The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 32(1):38-42 [DOI] 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000347. [PMID] 33605688.
2019
Considerations Around Predicting Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam Scores From PACKRAT®: A Multiprogram Study.
The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 30(2):86-92 [DOI] 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000256. [PMID] 31124805.
2019
Opioid Prescribing Education for Physician Assistant Students: A Physician Assistant Educator Survey.
The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 30(1):27-33 [DOI] 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000238. [PMID] 30720704.
2019
PAEA End of Rotation™ Exams Accurately Identify Students at Risk of Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam Failure.
The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 30(4):192-199 [DOI] 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000274. [PMID] 31652194.

Education

Doctorate of Health Science
2009-2013 · Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science
2003-2005 · Medical University of South Carolina
Batchelor of Science
1998-2001 · Ball State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-8150
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100176
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1104 NEWELL DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32610