Director of Clinical Education Assistant Professor 434.544.8876 *protected email* Professor Melissa Shaffron is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Lynchburg upon graduation to start employment with Centra. Melissa currently resides in the area with her husband and children. She also has two Labradors that complete the family. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, […]
Assistant Professor 434.544.8876 *protected email* Dr. Rebecca B. Young joined the faculty in 2018 after 20 plus years in private clinical practice. She continues to work with Centra Hospice on a part-time basis in addition to her teaching responsibilities at the University of Lynchburg. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is also certified […]
A group from University of Lynchburg’s physician assistant medicine program recently spent a week providing medical care to more than 400 people in the Dominican Republic. In their third-annual medical mission in the Caribbean nation, about 35 students helped patients with issues both minor and major — everything from common viral infections to severe dehydration. […]
Lynchburg nursing, PA, and DPT students work together in healthcare simulations, part of an interprofessional education program designed to make sure future clinicians can work together seamlessly and provide better patient outcomes. Future collaborations between these programs will involve students in athletic training, mental health, and special education and involve community service, seminars, and clinical experiences.
Brooke McNamara’s hands shook the first time she pumped a blood pressure cuff around a real patient’s arm. Her voice trembled when she talked. She felt compelled to double-check every assessment and every treatment. But now, confidence has replaced fear. Her confidence has nothing to do with feeling like she has all the answers, though, […]
Two groups of University of Lynchburg medical students started 2016 by teaching and serving in the Caribbean. Nine students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program worked with special education teachers in St. Lucia, while 17 Physician Assistant Medicine students performed clinical work in the Dominican Republic. The experience allowed the students to apply what […]
Centra One, a medical helicopter, will land on Fox Field at about 4 p.m. Sunday. The flight crew will then give hands-on tours to members of the Lynchburg College Emergency Medical Service team, as well as nursing and physician assistant students.
Dr. Jeremy M. 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 […]
Physician Assistant Medicine students at University of Lynchburg have a new financial aid option thanks to Centra Health. Centra has pledged $600,000 in scholarship support over a period of five years to help second-year students in LC’s new PA Medicine program. This commitment will provide 32 scholarships of $18,750. In exchange, the students will agree […]