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Physician Assistant Department's Betty Hulse Named to National Exam Board

Photo of Betty Hulse. Betty Hulse has been appointed to the national Physician Assistant Exam Development Board.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Betty Hulse, M.S., clinical coordinator and associate professor in the Physician Assistant Studies department at the University of South Dakota, has been appointed to the national Physician Assistant Exam Development Board. Hulse and other board members develop clinical examinations for physician assistant students.

Hulse, a 2006 graduate of the USD Physician Assistant Studies program, has taught in the department since 2008.

USD’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies was started in 1993. It is the only Physician Assistant program in South Dakota.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News