Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Coordinator of Didactic Studies
Assistant Professor

Carrie Smith Nold, MPA, PA-C


Office: 770-682-2362
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Before joining PCOM, Carrie worked clinically as a physician assistant at The Medical University of South Carolina in the Neuroscience Department working outpatient in neurology and aspects of rehabilitation medicine. During this time she co-managed the myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and muscular dystrophy clinics while also diagnosing and treating other general neuromuscular diseases.

Prior to attending graduate school, Carrie had an interest in teaching and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education. While in clinical practice at MUSC, Carrie began delivering lectures to the Physician Assistant Program on campus during the neurology section of clinical medicine and working with students in clinic to develop their neurology physical exam skills. She became further involved in her thirrd year at MUSC by working with the program developing standardized patient cases and initiating the use of simulation technology. She then completed a one-year Academic Fellowship with the Physician Assistant Program at The Medical University. During this time she participated in various administrative aspects of the program and helped teach history and physical exam skills, led a clinical problem solving small group, and gave various clinical medicine lecture throughout the year.

She recently moved to Georgia to join the a new physician assistant program at the Georgia branch of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as Coordinator of Didactic Studies - Georgia Campus and assistant professor.

  • Education

    Physician Assistant Academic Fellowship
    The Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC

    Master of Physician Assistant Program
    Medical College of Georgia
    Augusta, GA

    Bachelor of Science, Secondary Science Education
    Summa Cum Laude and General Honors
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC

  • Awards

    • Eugene Stead/John Palmer Award of Professionalism, Medical College of Georgia
    • Teaching and Service Award, Physician Assistant Department, Medical College of Georgia
    • Raymond C. Bard Scholarship Award, Medical College of Georgia
    • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship, Medical College of Georgia
    • Faculty Scholarship Award, Clemson University
    • Presidential Scholarship, Clemson University
    • Philip Prince Scholarship, Clemson University
  • Publications

    Carrie E. Smith and David Stickler. (December 2012). Clinical CME Feature: A collaborative approach to myasthenia gravis, The Clinical Advisor, 20-27.

    Carrie E. Smith and Sara Haddow. (2011). Clinical Challenge: Shortness of breath and chest pain worsened by fruits and vegetables, The Clinical Advisor, 103-107.

  • Memberships

    • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
    • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
    • Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA)