Dr. Jeremy Welsh, DHSc, PA-C, EM-CAQ, Program Director
Founding Department Chair and Program Director
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Medicine
Dr. Jeremy M. Welsh has been appointed as the founding department chair and program director for the Physician Assistant Studies Program. Dr. Welsh will begin working in May 2013 to outline the structure and curriculum of the proposed program. Dr. Welsh and Dr. Dan Johnson will be working together to design an advanced curriculum that will prepare the future students of the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program. While serving in this full-time position, he also plans to continue to practice emergency medicine part-time.
Dr. Welsh is a native of Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to entering PA school, he completed his undergraduate degree from Utica College with a major in biology, and worked as a firefighter and EMT for South Onondaga Fire Department. He graduated from the Le Moyne College Physician Assistant program in 2003, earned his master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008, and earned his doctorate degree from A.T. Still University in 2010. He is a 2012 graduate of Seton Hall Law School with a graduate certificate in health and hospital law. Before joining Lynchburg College, he was the founding director of clinical education at Clarkson University and practiced emergency medicine in Syracuse and Potsdam, New York.
Dr. Welsh was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Emergency Medicine, a distinction earned by meeting license, education, and experience requirements and then passing an exam in the specialty. He is one of only 234 certified PAs to earn a CAQ in the program's first year, and only one of 17 in the state of New York.
Dr. Welsh’s passion for physician assistant education focuses on both medical education and the development of well-rounded and engaged individuals that will continue the future of this profession.
Areas of Interest and Research:
- Emergency Medicine
- Healthcare Management
- Defensive Medicine
- Physician Assistant Future Practice and Legality