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
Thank you to Dr. Pat Aronson, PhD for completing Safe Space Ally Training in Dr. Nicholas’ Social and Cultural Aspects of Healthcare class this Spring Semester!
The University of Lynchburg School PA Medicine always enjoys seeing patients at the Free Clinic Of Central Virginia on Fridays!
The University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine Students Without Borders (SWOB) spent 10 days of their holiday break serving on a medical mission trip with SOL Education Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico. Together with 48 PA students and 11 preceptors, including 3 DMSc fellows, the group was able to serve ~500 patients during the medical mission trip. Along with serving patients, the UL group was able to spend time learning about the culture and collaborating with local healthcare providers!
The PA Medicine program attended the Virginia Academy of PAs Fall CME Conference in Richmond on November 16th and our students participated in the Challenge Bowl! We are proud of all their hard work and dedication to the PA Profession!
Dr. Jeremy M. Welsh DHSc, JD, PA-C, EM-CAQ, DFAAPA, CHEP at the American Academy of PAs CHLM Executive Leadership Conference pictured with DMSc alumni, including AAPA President-Elect Beth Smolko, DMSc, PA-C and AAPA Immediate Past-President Jonathan Sobel, DMSc, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA, and current PA fellows!
On Saturday, November 2nd, the University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine participated in the Martinsville Community Care Collaborative. In collaboration with students from Averett School of Nursing and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of PA Medicine students, staff, and faculty were able to serve ~230 patients in Martinsville and the surrounding counties!
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine Outreach Committee had another successful Outreach event this past Saturday, October 26th. Four of our students showed up bright and early Saturday morning to assist Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) with moving furniture from a storage unit on Timberlake Rd to their new office off Bedford Avenue! Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) has programs in Lynchburg, Uganda, Kenya, India, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras. Their mission is to mold young leaders, empower women, provide food and wells with clean water, develop public health initiatives, and more. They do so much for others, it is a pleasure to lend them a helping hand!
Dr. Jeremy Welsh was the keynote speaker at the APP Leadership Summit at The Great Midwestern Medical Conference on Tuesday, October 23rd.