James Madison University
PHOTO: Dr. Claire Plautz

Dr. Claire Plautz

Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program

  • Office: N/A
  • Phone: N/A
  • Email: plautzcm@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    RMH Emergency Department
    2010 Health Campus Drive
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801


  • Fellowship- Medical Education Fellowship, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA (2005)
  • Residency- Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Heath System, Charlottesville, VA (2004)
  • Medical School- University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL (2001)
  • Undergraduate- BS Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (1997)

Teaching Area

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Procedural Education
  • Medical Documentation


  • Innovation and technology in medicine
  • Clinical process improvement
  • Medical Education


  • Navigating motherhood
  • Outdoor adventures and travel
  • Relearning to play the piano with my 6-year-olds


  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • Health Sciences has BLACKOUT dates of September 15th and February 15th. You must be declared by September 15th to add HTH courses in the following Spring semester and by February 15th for the following Fall semester. There are NO exceptions.
  • JMU Summer Hours
    Monday – Thursday
    8:00 – 5:00
    Friday 8:00 – Noon
  • August 28
    First Day of Classes

Welcome from Health Sciences

PHOTO: Herb AmatoHealth is one of the most important disciplines in today’s world. Given the current and future global demand for well trained and passionate health professionals, now is an ideal time to study in our department. We urge you to learn about our programs to see where your future ambitions fit. More >