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
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!
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