Polloway Student Society (PSS), a student-run organization, is focused on providing service to the Lynchburg community, leadership development to MPAM students, and advocacy opportunities at the state and national level. PSS is dedicated to fostering community connection in order to build relationships, improve health outcomes, and expand our knowledge of the Lynchburg community.
PSS works in collaboration with the Free Clinic of Central Virginia to support the underinsured populations of the Lynchburg and surrounding communities. We also support Lynchburg Daily Bread, Habitat for Humanity, and other local organizations via community service throughout the tenure of the program.
We offer leadership development for every student through the involvement in student governance committees. Available committees include: budget, bylaws, morale, wellness, outreach, mentorship, fundraising, and diversity committees.
We participate in the annual AAPA Leadership and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., as well as the White Coats on Call advocacy event in Richmond, Va. Both of these events allow students to directly participate in professional advocacy with legislators and partake in the legislative lobbying process. PSS also supports and encourages students to attend the annual AAPA national conference and VAPA regional conferences.