The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program is a 27-month curriculum conferring the Master of PA Medicine (MPAM) degree.
The MPAM program at University of Lynchburg enrolled its first class in June 2015. The facilities located adjacent to campus were designed specifically to meet the needs of the PA Medicine students including state-of-the-art space for classrooms, a physical diagnosis lab and simulation training. The program will also utilize an anatomy lab that features flat screen monitors and twenty-one cadaver stations. Our faculty bring both experience in higher education and clinical practice to enhance the education that students will receive. Members of the local medical community will also serve as guest lecturers.
PAs are advanced medical practitioners who are able to obtain medical histories, perform examinations, diagnose illness and prescribe medications. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of PAs is expected to increase 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average growth for most occupations.
About the Program
The overarching goal for University of Lynchburg is to build a strong program that attracts top-quality faculty and students who will serve local, regional and national needs for well-educated PAs. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to serve as generalists. Students will also be mentored in leadership to provide opportunities for professional growth within their careers, and foster advancement of the profession.
Starting in May 2019, the program enrolls cohorts of up to 40 students each year.
PA Medicine Highlights
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program welcomed the Class of 2025 on May 30, 2023. We are excited to see each student grow in their passion and knowledge for medicine.
Congratulations to Dr. W. Joseph Bowman, who received the 2023 Edward A. Polloway Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at the 2022-23 University of Lynchburg Academic Awards ceremony.
Each year, the University of Lynchburg honors a member of the faculty who teaches within one of our exceptional graduate programs. This award seeks to recognize a faculty member who is recognized by students as an exemplary representative of the quality of the teaching faculty at the University of Lynchburg.
Dr. Bowman serves as an outstanding example in his care for students, his professionalism, and his humanitarian efforts! He sets a high bar of excellence in his interactions with students, faculty, and patients.
Congratulations to University of Lynchburg PA Medicine clinical year student, Shiloh Howard, on her recognition at the 2022-23 University of Lynchburg Academic Awards.
Shiloh received the College of Medical Science 2022-23 Emerging PA Advocacy and Leadership Award. This award is given annually to a current PA Medicine student who is actively involved at either the college/university or state/national level, who demonstrates exemplary service to the PA profession by participating in various roles related to PA Advocacy and leadership, and who maintains a high level of academic achievement.
The University of Lynchburg PA Medicine program enjoyed celebrating PA Week Oct. 6-12, 2022, and spreading the work on how #PAsGoBeyond!