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 or 434.544.8876.
PA Medicine Highlights
Our PA Medicine faculty and students attended the AAPA National conference on May 18-23. Our PA students participated in the ultrasound iScan event, attended CME lectures, helped out at the School of PA Medicine booth, and participated in the AAPA National Challenge Bowl where our challenge bowl team represented the program by making it to the stage. Only 36 out of 104 participating teams make it on stage. We are so proud of our PA students! Pictured is School of PA Medicine faculty and students at the National Challenge Bowl.
Students Without Borders Gala:
The University of Lynchburg LCPA Students Without Borders (SWOB) invites you to join them for their Gala & Silent Auction supporting their annual international trip and the Free Clinic Of Central Virginia! The event is on July 20, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Boonsboro Country Club. Admission fee is $60. Please RSVP by July 1 to .
Miles for Medicine 5K: Please join the University of Lynchburg PA students and Lynchburg community in running towards better health at the 4th Annual Miles for Medicine 5K. The course will take you through the beautiful campus of the HumanKind cross-country course on June 1, 2019. Blood pressure screens, healthy snacks, and various health information will be provided! Proceeds will benefit the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, who works endlessly to provide medical and dental care to the underinsured and uninsured population of Lynchburg. Additionally, proceeds will benefit the PA Student Society in the Lynchburg PA Program to help students attend the annual National Academy of PAs conference.
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Loft Tour: Our PA students volunteered at the Fifteenth Annual Downtown LOFT tours on Saturday, April 27 benefiting the Free Clinic of Central Virginia. Pictured are some of our PA students volunteering with our Medical Director, Dr. Johnson.
Congratulations, Dr. Bowman! The University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Joe Bowman for receiving the “Outstanding Organizational Advisor Award” at the Leadership Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Dr. Bowman is a great asset to both the PA program and his work with the EMS students at the University of Lynchburg!
Congratulations to University of Lynchburg PA Medicine graduate Carlie Black, MPAM, PA-C and her recent publication in USA Today titled: “Optimize your outcome from knee replacement surgery.”
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine students and faculty served alongside our Lynchburg community partners on Saturday, April 13 at the Community Care Collaborative Lynchburg. The event was held at the Salvation Army and provided patients with free health and community resources.
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program is very appreciative for our partnership with the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, where every Friday PA faculty and students work alongside each other treating patients.