Charity M. Ramsey Irizarry, MCMSc, PA-C

Charity M. Ramsey Irizarry, MCMSc, PA-C

PA Program - PA Program Director - Associate Professor

P: 787-743-3038

Charity Ramsey Irizarry is the Program Director at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, the first PA Program in Puerto Rico. She is originally from Montana, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological/Biomedical Sciences in 1996 from Montana State University- Bozeman. As an undergrad, she also attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh and completed post-baccalaureate courses at University of North Carolina-Asheville. She made south Florida home in 1999 to attend Barry University PA Program in Miami earning her Master of Clinical Medical Science degree and became nationally certified in 2001. She has extensive clinical experience in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Women’s Health, and Integrative Medicine. She entered PA education as adjunct faculty in 2002 and built her PA academic career alongside her clinical practice as the course director of Clinical Genetics, and assistant professor in Physical Diagnosis, Hematology/Oncology, Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine.  In 2014, she joined Barry University’s full-time faculty and became the Director of Clinical Education overseeing faculty, staff and students in Miami and St. Petersburg, Florida and in the US Virgin Islands in St. Croix. As a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants; she has given CME lectures on Women’s Health at the FAPA State Symposiums in 2016 and presented an e-poster at the 2019 AAPA conference in Denver, Colorado titled: A Case Study of a Hurricane Challenge in PA Education; reflecting on the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria that prompted the immediate and permanent closure to the St Croix, USVI campus in 2017 and the methods used to successfully manage displaced students. Outside of the classroom, she has been the faculty advisor in several student led clinics serving the homeless population in Miami Beach, and has been a medical volunteer in Port-au-Prince and Henge, Haiti in 2018. Additionally, she is an accomplished mixed media artist painting canvases and surfboards, and lives an active life enjoying the outdoors, the ocean, traveling, and spending time with her great family and friends.