Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences
Founding Department Chair and Program Director
Dr. Jeremy M. Welsh is founding department chair, program director, and associate professor of Physician Assistant Medicine with primary responsibility for program structure and curriculum. Dr. Welsh also serves as Associate Dean for the College of Health Sciences. He practices emergency medicine on a part-time basis with Centra Emergency Services and works as a Medical Examiner in the region.
Dr. Welsh is a native of Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to entering PA school, he completed his undergraduate degree from Utica College with a major in biology, and worked as a firefighter and EMT for South Onondaga Fire Department. He graduated from the Le Moyne College Physician Assistant program in 2003, earned his master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008, and earned his doctorate degree from A.T. Still University in 2010 with an emphasis in organizational behavior and leadership. He is a 2012 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law with a graduate certificate in health and hospital law, as well as a 2014 graduate of Philadelphia University with a graduate certificate in disaster medicine and management. He completed his training as a Certified Medical Investigator with the American College of Forensic Examiners in 2015 and completed training in 2016 at Cornell University in executive leadership. Before joining University of Lynchburg, he was the founding director of clinical education at Clarkson University and practiced emergency medicine in Syracuse and Potsdam, New York. Throughout his career in emergency medicine Dr. Welsh has held multiple hospital administrative positions along with faculty appointments.
Dr. Welsh was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Emergency Medicine, a distinction earned by meeting license, education, and experience requirements and then passing an exam in the specialty.
Dr. Welsh has been recognized as a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He earned this recognition due to his outstanding contributions to patient care and the profession during his years as a PA. He also demonstrated significant dedication and involvement in the Lynchburg community and the development of the PA Medicine program at University of Lynchburg.
Dr. Welsh’s passion for PA education focuses on both medical education and the development of well-rounded and engaged individuals that will continue the future of this profession.
- Critical Thinking in Medicine courses
- Problem-based learning
- Community Clinic courses
- Advanced Clinical Procedure
LC Chapter of Students Without Borders
Areas of Interest and Research
- Emergency medicine
- Healthcare management
- Defensive medicine
- PA advocacy with a focus on future practice and legality
- Disaster medicine and preparedness