The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program is a 27-month curriculum conferring the Master of PA Medicine (MPAM) degree.
The MPAM program at University of Lynchburg enrolled its first class in June 2015. The facilities located adjacent to campus were designed specifically to meet the needs of the PA Medicine students including state-of-the-art space for classrooms, a physical diagnosis lab and simulation training. The program will also utilize an anatomy lab that features flat screen monitors and twenty-one cadaver stations. Our faculty bring both experience in higher education and clinical practice to enhance the education that students will receive. Members of the local medical community will also serve as guest lecturers.
PAs are advanced medical practitioners who are able to obtain medical histories, perform examinations, diagnose illness and prescribe medications. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of PAs is expected to increase 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average growth for most occupations.
About the Program
The overarching goal for University of Lynchburg is to build a strong program that attracts top-quality faculty and students who will serve local, regional and national needs for well-educated PAs. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to serve as generalists. Students will also be mentored in leadership to provide opportunities for professional growth within their careers, and foster advancement of the profession.
Starting in May 2019, the program enrolls cohorts of up to 40 students each year.
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PA Medicine Highlights
Dr. Jenna Rolfs ’20 DMSc, PA-C and Professor Nikoleta Delis, PA-C presented their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in PA Education at VAPA’s 2021 Summer Conference in Virginia Beach!
Class of 2022 practicing suturing and knot-tying in ACP as they prepare for clinical year!
Congratulations to Dr. Eric Schmidt, the 2020-2021 recipient of The Edward A. Polloway Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching! Dr. Schmidt is the course director for our anatomy and pathophysiology course series as well as co-course director for our research courses in the Masters program. His innovative teaching methods and love for learning are an inspiration to all!
On Friday, March 19, 2021 the University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program partnered with PATHS Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc to volunteer and help with a mass vaccination clinic in Danville, VA at the Salvation Army. Professor Shaffron, our PA Medicine Director of Education, and five clinical year PA Medicine students (Skylar Groth, PA-S, Summer Richardson, PA-S, Colin Malcolm, PA-S, Alex Lower, PA-S, and Lisa Naughton, PA-S) helped serve the local community that day!