Crystal Byerly MEd., PA-C

 
 
Physician Assistant Program Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator
Seton Hill Faculty
 
 

Bio

I am a proud alumni of Seton Hill's PA Program and now I feel privileged to be teaching here. My clinical experiences as a Physician Assistant are currently in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. I have 9 years experience in Family Practice/Internal Medicine with a short exposure to the subspecialties of Gastroenterology and Occupational Medicine. I am currently teaching Gastroenterology, Primary Care Modules (including EKG, Professional issues, Documentation, Billing and Coding), Procedures and Diagnostics, and Laboratory Medicine. I also contribute to the skills assessment grading during both History and Physical exam and General Surgery courses. I provide scheduling and adjunct faculty supervision of the didactic year curriculum as Academic Coordinator. As a PA Student Advisor, I enjoy mentoring upcoming professionals into this rewarding career. I love being the club advisor for the Student Physician Assistant Society here on campus where I work along side students providing community service and raising awareness of the PA profession. Prior to deciding to become a Physician Assistant, I was part of the healthcare team as a Medical Assistant and Medical Secretary/Billing Staff for about 5 years. I also instructed at a Medical Assistant program from 1996-1998.

About

Joined Seton Hill: 2006
Hometown: Penn, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: I have lived near Seton Hill University most of my life. I enjoy being a Physician Assistant in local practices and bringing my clinical experiences back to my students.
Academic Areas of Interest: Providing healthcare to underserved populations, Caregivers to elderly, Primary Care/Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Instructional Design in Technology Education

Education

  • Master of Education, Instructional Design, Seton Hill University
  • Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Seton Hill University

Organizations

  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  • American Gastroenterology Association

Presentations

  • Byerly, C. "Pancreatic Disease". Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Erie, PA), October 2013
  • Byerly, C. "The Raw facts about Esophagitis". Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Erie, PA), October 2011
  • Byerly, C. "Acute and Chronic Diarrhea". Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Erie, PA), October 2011
  • Byerly, C. "Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis". Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Pittsburgh, PA), October 2009
  • Byerly, C. "Inflammatory Bowel Disease". Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference (Altoona, PA), October 2007

Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Pennsylvania Board of Medicine Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association Board of Medicine Licensure as a Physician Assistant