The University of Lynchburg has launched two new concentrations for its Doctor of Medical Science program: behavioral medicine and addiction medicine. DMSc students may elect to pursue the new concentrations starting in October.
Dr. James Kilgore, a well-known physician assistant and an adjunct faculty member in Lynchburg’s DMSc program, will lead the 37-credit-hour concentrations, which may be completed in as little as four terms or 12 months.
“The behavioral medicine and addiction medicine concentrations are being implemented to help address the shortage of health care providers within those specialties,” Kilgore said. “Mental health related services have been identified as one of the areas of greatest need, currently and over the next decade.
“Our concentrations will prepare graduates who are working in psychiatry or addiction medicine — and those who are not currently working in those areas — to increase their knowledge of mental health and addiction disorders.”
In addition to the new concentrations, the DMSc program also offers concentrations in administrative medicine, advanced professional practice, emergency management and global health, and medical education, as well as several certificate programs.
For more information or to apply, visit the DMSc website.