- D.M.Sc., Physician Assistant Education, University of Lynchburg
- M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, East Carolina University
- B.S., Health and Exercise Science, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Amy Arruda is an assistant professor and the director of clinical education of the physician assistant studies program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She facilitates the PA curriculum's clinical portion in her current position, including recruiting and maintaining clinical rotation sites.
After PA school, Arruda worked clinically as a full-time PA, mainly in urgent care, where she currently works one day a week. Her scholarly interests include clinical competency determination and evaluation and curriculum mapping.
Arruda is a certified PA through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board. In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association.