Director of Preclinical Education
BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
Medical Technology Certificate, Duke University, 1985
MHS and PA Certificate, Duke University, 1995
Ms. Streilein joined the faculty in 2006 as a generalist faculty member on the academic year team, and then served as an Academic Coordinator until she assumed the role of Director of Preclinical Education in 2013. In addition to her responsibility for oversight of the didactic portion of the curriculum, she provides small group instruction across the curriculum, and delivers many lectures and laboratory sessions in the Diagnostic Methods courses. Ms. Streilein’s areas of clinical and educational interest include laboratory medicine, women’s health and obstetrics, underserved populations and public health, cultural competence, interprofessional medical education and PA education.
Ms. Streilein’s publications include posters and abstracts presented at the annual AAPA and PAEA conferences on topics related to PA education. She has spoken on women’s health topics at NCAPA educational conferences. In addition to numerous committees within the PA Program, Ms. Streilein was appointed to the PAEA Women’s Health/Pediatrics/Psych Item Writing Subcommittee of the Rotation Exam Review Committee. She also serves as a Director at Large for the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She served on the 2006-7 North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on Health Literacy.
She has clinical experience providing primary care in a rural community health center and has worked as a physician assistant in public health in a county health department since 2001. Prior to becoming a PA, Ms. Streilein worked as a nationally certified (ASCP) medical technologist in clinical laboratories and HIV research at Duke.