Developed for PAs and by PAs to advance the PA profession
The Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program at Lynchburg builds on what you’ve already learned, what you’ve already experienced, and what you’re already doing and results in a well-deserved doctoral degree.
As the demand for PAs increases, so should their role in administration and leadership.
Lynchburg’s DMSc was one of the first programs of its kind in the U.S. The program is flexible and designed for working PAs who are ready to take the next logical step in their field.
Lynchburg’s DMSc program equips PAs to innovate, lead, and make decisions that will improve patient care and the way it’s delivered. The Lynchburg DMSc offers PAs an intensive, clinical experience in their desired specialty, as well as education in executive leadership, health care law, global health, and application of research.
The program gives PAs the skills, education, and status they need to:
- Innovate through application of medical research
- Build and lead a health care team
- Take a seat at the boardroom table
“It’s really been an eye-opening experience to learn from professors and classmates who are some of the smartest PAs that I have met.”
Jonathan Sobel, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA, FAPACVS
Senior Administrative Director PA Services
Rockville Centre, New York
This program is not an entry-level doctoral program. PAs interested in this program must have previously completed all of their PA professional education, completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, and successfully passed the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).
The Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) offered by University of Lynchburg has received accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).