Happy PA Week!
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.
For additional information please contact us at email@example.com or 434.544.8876.
PA Medicine Highlights
The University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine had the honor of having Mayor Mary Jane Dolan who is also a University of Lynchburg Board of Trustee Member read the PA Day Proclamation today on campus for PA Week!
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 inductees into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society: Connor Middlekauff, MPAS, PA-C, Amanda Osei, MPAS, PA-C, Austin Hamilton, MPAS, PA-C
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine Class of 2022 is working hard this summer semester! We are so proud of them!
What a unique and educational online learning experience the University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine had on Friday, April 24! Our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 worked together in Problem-Based Learning to critically think through a case. Our second-year PA students were able to provide guidance to our first-year PA students based on their clinical year experiences and growth in the program.
Dr. Elyse Watkins, Professor Jenna Rolfs, DMSc PA Fellow Stephen Lewia, PA-C, and nine University of Lynchburg PA Medicine student leaders attended the American Academy of PAs Leadership Advocacy Summit on March 5-7 to advocate for the PA profession. PAs from across the United States were on Capitol Hill advocating for legislation that helps PAs better care for our patients!
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program is very grateful for its partnership with the Free Clinic Of Central Virginia! During Dr. Johnson’s community clinic course every Friday morning in the Spring Semester, we have community guest lecturers who come speak to our students about collaboration within the healthcare system. Pictured below is Dr. Gus Petticolas, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia’s Board of Directors Secretary and Dental Director with Dr. Johnson and our Class of 2021!
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 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 University of Lynchburg 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!