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John Gillum John Gillum
Program Director for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Office Phone: 202-994-7644
Email: Email
Department: Physician Assistant Studies


  • BA, Baylor University, 1989
  • M.H.S., University of South Alabama, 2001
  • D.Sc., Baylor University, 2011


John Barton Gillum is an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies and serves as program director for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program. Gillum has 18 years of clinical and educational experience as a PA. He is a decorated Army veteran, who deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as a PA in primary care and emergency medicine. While serving in this role, he earned a clinical doctorate degree from Baylor University in PA studies with an emphasis in emergency medicine. 

Gillum’s research interests include point of care ultrasound and PA and pre-medical education. He serves as a peer review for JAAPA, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Clinician Reviews. Gillum is the course director for the Professional Development Seminar in the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program and lectures on emergency medicine course in the PA program. In the past, he has been an ACLS, PALS, and BLS course instructor for the American Red Cross.


  • Physician Assistant
  • Post-Bacc Pre-Med

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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