Breann L Garbas

Breann L Garbas, DHSc, PA-C

CLIN AST PROF

Department: MD-SCHOOL OF PA STUDIES – GEN
Business Phone: (352) 265-7955
Business Email: breann.garbas@pap.ufl.edu

About Breann L Garbas

Ms. Garbas joined the faculty in August of 2016, she is an Assistant 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 diabetes 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. At the School of Physician Assistant Studies, she will lead sections in Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, and OB/GYN.

Publications

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.

Teaching Profile

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

Contact Details

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(352) 265-7955
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