Dr. Roberto Canales


Physician Assistant Studies

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Physician Assistant Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • DHSc, Health Science, 2011, Nova Southeastern University 
  • MS, Public Health and Promotion, 1998, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas
  • BS, Physician Assistant Studies, 1989, The University of Texas School of Allied Health Sciences at Galveston 


  • Principles of Clinical Problem Solving 
  • Clinical Assessment I and II 
  • Clinical Problem Solving Seminar 
  • Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Medicine I & II sections
  • Seminar Research Project 

Professional experience

Samples of recent publications 

  • Sheffield, J. Canales, R., et al. 2016-2017. Internal Medicine and Family Medicine End of Rotation TM Version 4. Washington, DC: The Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Canales, R., Cleveland, T. Emotional Intelligence: One Component in the HeART of Medicine. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. Volume 26 Number 4 (December 2015). 
  • Sheffield, J. Canales, R., et al. (2015). Internal Medicine and Family Medicine End of Rotation TM Exams Form 4 and 5. Alexandria, VA: The Physician Assistant Education Association. 
  • Canales R., Canales B. (2012). Infectious Disease, Chapter 17. In Muma, R., Lyons,Barbara, Eds. Patient Education: A Practical Approach. 2nd Edition. Jones & B
  • Canales, R. (September, 2011). Adult Suicide: Early Recognition of Risk Factors is key to Prevention. Advance for NPs and PAs. 
  • R. Higgins, S. Moser, Dereczyk, Canales,R. (Eds). (2010). Admission Variables as Predictors of PANCE Scores in Physician Assistant Programs: A Comparison Study

Research and professional interests

  • Infectious disease 
  • Adult primary care medicine 
  • Medically underserved populations 
  • Clinical experiences within university, military, correctional and inner city health clinic settings