Point collaborated with the United Methodist Church to form High Point University. Today, this private university enrolls about 5,000 students and now offers the Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) to PAs.
Dr. Jonathan Corrigan is one of those old-school PAs who’s been around for a while. He entered the medical field almost 20 years ago when PAs were still getting Bachelor’s degrees. Demonstrating the flexibility and legendary lateral mobility of the generalist PA, Dr. Corrigan has done everything from hospital and emergency medicine to being the VP of Health Services at an occupational health company.
Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine is trying to fill care gaps in rural communities by training more primary care physicians. The new Lincoln Scholars program aims to fill those gaps by fast-tracking physician training. How exactly are they doing that? By having select medical students train with the PAs.
If you’re ready to become a leader in practice-based learning and contribute to health care at a higher level, you might be interested in the University of Pittsburgh’s Doctor of Physician Assistant Studies (DPAS) program.
Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon is now offering the Doctor of Medical Science degree (DMSc). Future Pacific PA Doctors will have to complete 4 semesters in “real-life application of healthcare science principles” unless they direct-admit from Pacific’s 27-month Master of PA studies program.
It’s been a year since I started the Doctor of Medical Science program at Lincoln Memorial University. The 3rd semester ends tomorrow with one more to go. This also marks the end of the “modules” and the beginning of our cognate or specialty-specific training. We had a few new students …
PAs serve a crucial role in improving patient access to healthcare. This data indicates that participants attribute a decline in PA employment opportunities to state legislative restrictions, which was exacerbated by SARS-CoV-2 in many states. Supervisory laws may be reducing patient access to care across all states and specialties. Participants suggested that the PA profession should seek to remove these practice barriers and better educate employers and the public to keep the PA profession viable in a constantly evolving healthcare landscape. As the clinician shortage in the US continues to worsen, barriers to PA employment will further exacerbate patient access to care.
The alarm goes off. Is it that time already? Just 5 more minutes. You hit the snooze button a few more times and before you know it, you’re late. We’ve all been there. Mornings are tough. Especially when you’re not getting enough sleep. So, how can you sleep better naturally? We …
Becoming a Physician Associate had been a lifelong dream. After entering the Air Force at age 18 and attending the initial medical technician training program, my military career led me from ward work to a clinic far from the main base. Never did it occur to me, however, that correctional health was in my future.
You have just completed an arduous course of study which has demanded a lot of sacrifices: study, financial cost, neglected friendships, and delayed marriage plans. The initial goal was just to graduate; now you are required to take a certification examination to determine if all of your hard work was fruitful. When the large envelope arrives with your certification from the NCCPA you are then ready to start. Correct? No! Now you will now need to make more decisions that determine your future. And these decisions are just as complex as your clinical training.