Michael Ticchio

Michael Ticchio

Lecturer, Physician Associate Programme

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA117

+44 (0) 1772 89 2897


Michael trained as a Physician Assistant in the United States and now joins the UCLan School of Medicine specifically within the Physician Associate (PA) Programme as of March 2018. He has five years of clinical experience as a PA in Emergency Medicine in the state of Pennsylvania prior to joining the University staff. Michael believes his familiarity with the role of the PA within the health care team will be beneficial for the new wave of PAs in the UK.

Michael is a Certified Physician Assistant with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Full Profile

Michael undertook his BSc (Bachelor of Science) studying Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Psychology at Rutgers University, graduating in 2010. Immediately following, he undertook his MSc (Masters of Science) in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, graduating in 2013.

After passing the PA National Certifying Examination (PANCE) in the summer of 2013, Michael began practicing as a licensed PA at a rural Emergency Department in Pennsylvania. While working there, Michael was involved in supervising PA students whilst on their clinical placements. From this experience, he found enjoyment and a desire for further involvement in PA Education.

As a PA Lecturer, Michael is involved in teaching applied anatomy, clinical and communication skills, data and imaging interpretation, professionalism and is a case based learning facilitator. He also delivers clinical lectures based on diagnosis and management and is involved in course development, exam writing and admissions. He is soon to be an academic advisor and also has a role in supporting Physician Associate students whilst on clinical placement.

In his free time, Michael enjoys travelling with his wife Stephanie as well as hiking, golfing, and snowboarding.


  • M.Sc. Physician Assistant Studies, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2013
  • B.Sc. (Magna Cum Laude) Cell Biology & Neuroscience/Psychology, Rutgers University, 2010


Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Facilitation of small group learning in case based learning sessions
  • Clinical and communication skills teaching
  • Data and imaging interpretation teaching
  • Professionalism teaching
  • Delivery of clinical lecture content
  • Academic advisor for Physician Associate students
  • Support of Physician Associates on clinical placement
  • Course development PA PgDip
  • Admission interviews for PA programs