There will be three groups of students who enroll in the DMSc program. Master of PA Medicine 2018 graduates from University of Lynchburg are eligible for fellowships with the local health care regional system, so are referred to as Residential in the schedule of classes below. These students enroll in 16 hours of PA Fellowship courses (981, 982, and 983) over nine months.
Practicing PAs make up the second group of DMSc students and are referred to as Distance – Advanced Professional Practice in the curriculum below. Advanced Professional Practice students may arrange for the experiential/clinical component at a suitable site that will very likely to be outside of Lynchburg. Additional time is allowed for distance students to complete the breadth of competencies and demonstration of skills necessary to complete the 16 credit hours of experiential coursework. Advanced Professional Practice students enroll in 16 hours through PA 971,972, 973 and 974 spread over 12 months. Distance – Advanced Professional Practice DMSc students should be working full-time in a clinical setting to complete the PA 971-974 course series.
PA Educators make up the third group of DMSc students and are referred to as Distance – PA Education Concentration in the curriculum below. PA Education Concentration students must arrange for the experiential/teaching component at a suitable site that will very likely to be outside of Lynchburg. PA Education Concentration students enroll in 16 hours through PA 975,976, 977 and 978 spread over 12 months. Distance – PA Education Concentration DMSc students commonly work full-time in PA education to complete the PA 975-978 course series. However, PAs who spend 160 hours per 12 week term focused on educational activities are eligible for enrollment and completion of the PA Education Concentration.
Distance Students – Advanced Professional Practice
Distance Students – PA Education Concentration
Electives: Students must complete two electives selected from the following courses.