The world needs you.
PAs are especially suited to be frontline providers during emergencies and global disasters, as evidenced by the response demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis. PAs are essential to increased access to care. With the training available through the DMSc-EMGH degree track, you will be able to successfully initiate and manage global disaster response in all types of settings.
The EMGH Concentration within the DMSc provides PAs with access to both didactic and active learning in emergency preparedness and global response to disasters, regardless of clinical or professional background. Our faculty are nationally known experts in disaster preparedness, emergency management, and global health. As a DMSc student, you will have direct access to their knowledge and expertise to build on your own skills and experience. Faculty lead: Dr. Greg Davenport, DHSc, MPAS.
You will obtain your doctorate. The DMSc-EMGH can be completed in 12 months. Most coursework is online and asynchronous, and the degree program culminates in a 7-10 day intensive, in-person experience, where you will apply the skills you have learned in a real-world situation.
“When you become a PA, you always know that the possibility of a disaster exists. In my Disaster Medicine course, I learned how to look at a situation and figure out what needs to be done!”
– Dr. Daniela Garza, DMSc, PA-C
Emergency Management and Global Health Curriculum
Lynchburg’s DMSc-EMGH Concentration enrolls in July. Students can complete the degree in 12 months.
First 12-week academic term (9 credits):
Second 12-week academic term (9 credits):
Third 12-week academic term (9 credits):
Fourth 12-week academic term (10 credits):
**Students who started the program before April of 2022 will complete the Doctoral Project course series (PA 961-963).
Student Learning Outcomes – Emergency Management and Global Health Concentration
Upon completion of the Lynchburg DMSc – Emergency Management and Global Health Concentration, graduates will be able to:
- Apply advanced and specialized knowledge with an emphasis structured beyond general practice to include disaster and global health competencies in
- Survival in austere and remote locations
- Response to natural, industrial, and intentional disasters
- Global health medical care
- Emergency management
- Provide leadership and management at local and international disaster settings
- Design, develop, and execute projects that improve patient outcomes in austere and remote locations
- Develop professional medical writing skills