Lynchburg’s outstanding local and national partners give DMSc students extraordinary access to top-notch health care facilities.
Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) in Charlotte, North Carolina
Lynchburg faculty collaborate with Atrium Health’s Center for Advanced Practice to offer Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship enrollees an opportunity to complete the Doctor of Medical Science simultaneously. Atrium Health Fellows follow a customized DMSc plan of study that corresponds with their Atrium Health curriculum, and dually-enrolled fellows may receive a tuition discount toward their doctorate.
AAPA’s Degree Pathway Program
PAs who complete eight one-hour prerequisite courses are eligible for a 10-percent tuition discount at the University of Lynchburg. The Lynchburg DMSc is the first doctoral degree with a partnership with AAPA.
This regional health care system serving more than 380,000 people in Virginia offers Lynchburg DMSc candidates access to four hospitals, a regional cancer center, and a cardiovascular care and surgery center that’s ranked among the top 50 in the U.S.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California
Home of the Arrowhead Orthopaedic Surgery PA Fellowship Program. PA fellows from Arrowhead are enrolled in the Lynchburg DMSc.
Our program is also partnered with the Community Access Network, Johnson Health Center, Blue Ridge ENT, Lynchburg Pulmonology Associates, Lynchburg Nephrology, Internal Medicine Associates, and Albemarle Orthopedics.
Our growing partnerships enable DMSc students to practice in emergency medicine, cardiology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, nephrology, otolaryngology, pulmonology, sleep medicine, primary care, and other medical specialties. PAs also can continue practicing in the hospitals and clinics where they currently work while earning the DMSc.
The strength of Lynchburg’s DMSc program is grounded in strategic partnerships
Lynchburg’s connection with outstanding partners gives students extraordinary access to top-notch health care facilities and organizations.
Centra, a regional health care system that serves more than 380,000 people throughout central and southern Virginia, offers Lynchburg DMSc candidates access to four hospitals, a regional cancer center, and the Stroobants Heart Center and Stroobants Cardiovascular Pavilion — ranked in the top 50 cardiovascular care and surgery centers in the U.S.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California, is home of the Arrowhead Orthopaedic Surgery PA Fellowship Program (OAPAF), the first orthopedic surgery fellowship program to be accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.