Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy is the Director of the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs at Duquesne University. Her previous positions at the University include founding Department Chair for Athletic Training, a position she held for 23 years, inaugural Anna L. Rangos Rizakus Endowed Chair, Interim Dean of the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences, and University NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative.
Dr. Turocy served as the Vice-Chair for the CAAHEP JRC-AT and inaugural Chair/President of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). She is a former President of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) and has held a number of professional appointments at the national, regional, and state levels.
Clinically, Dr. Turocy has held academic and clinical positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Eastern Kentucky University, East Lansing High School in Michigan, and Health America HMO. She was a member of the US Olympic Medical Staff for the World University Games, US Olympic Festival, and part of the interdisciplinary team providing care for the homeless patients at the Washington (PA) City Mission’s Drugfree Pain Management Clinic.
Dr. Turocy received her doctorate in education with an emphasis in medical curriculum and was a graduate assistant at the University of Virginia. Prior to her work at the University of Virginia, Dr. Turocy received her master’s degree from Michigan State University where she also served as a graduate assistant, and her Bachelor of Science and Athletic Training education from West Chester State College.