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
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.
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine Program had the honor of having Vice Mayor Mary Jane Dolan who is also a University of Lynchburg Board of Trustee Member read the PA Day Proclamation at our PA Day picnic on Thursday, October 10th during PA Week!
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program had a group of 11 students wake up bright and early to volunteer at the Virginia 10-Miler on Saturday, September 28th on behalf of Miriam’s House! Their primary jobs were to cheer on and direct runners and to assist if any emergencies arose. Our group came alongside another University of Lynchburg group who prepared signs to encourage the runners and to help raise awareness for Miriam’s House. Thanks to everyone who made it out to volunteer, and awesome job to those who ran the races that day!
The University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine had its third outreach event of the fall semester on Wednesday, September 11th! We had 18 students volunteer at Miriam’s House, a non-profit organization that seeks to end homelessness in Lynchburg by connecting families with stable, affordable housing and providing the skills and supports to promote self-sufficiency. One group addressed and sorted invitations to their upcoming silent auction and banquet, while another group offered to assemble furniture for their on-site housing. It was a pleasure working with the staff at Miriam’s House, and we are grateful to be able to serve an organization that helps people get back on their feet and integrate productively into the community!
Our University of Lynchburg PA Medicine Outreach Committee was busy in the community on Friday, September 6th at Get Downtown Lynchburg 2019! Our students helped vendors set up prior to the start of the event, assisted vendors and attendees during the event, and cleaned up the streets of any litter!