Amy Marie Allen, PA
Clinical Associate Professor and PA Program Director

Contact Information
(803) 434-6113
3209 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 20203

Family and Preventive Medicine


Amy M. Allen, MHS, EdS, PA-C, has been appointed as the founding director of the Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, effective August 1, 2015. She also holds a clinical faculty appointment in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Mrs. Allen has been a Physician Assistant for over 11 years with a background in family medicine, ENT, and pediatrics in rural areas. Prior to joining the School of Medicine, Mrs. Allen held the position of assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program where she served as clinical coordinator for the Memphis region, course director for general medicine courses, and was responsible for program curricular mapping. She also served as the director of clinical education and academic coordinator at Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program. She has participated in curriculum development, faculty/staff mentoring, and successful accreditation for two new physician assistant programs by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

“Mrs. Allen’s appointment marks an important milestone in the development of our new Physician Assistant program. The skill and experience that she brings to this new leadership role in the School of Medicine will greatly benefit the program,” said Dr. Les Hall, Executive Dean, School of Medicine. Mrs. Allen earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mars Hill College, a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from East Carolina University, a master’s of health science degree from Duke University, and an education specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. Allen is member of the Physician Assistant Educators Association and currently sits on their curriculum council, has been an active member of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants serving on their Board of Directors, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Educators Association. She was also one of three House of Delegate representatives from Tennessee to the American Academy of Physician Assistants.