What’s up with the name of this blog? What is a PA Doctor?

One of the questions I often get is, “Why PA Doctor?” It’s kind of confusing, I’ll admit. But it piques peoples’ interest and invites further conversation. I’m not at all advocating for misrepresentation. Are Master’s-trained PAs doctors? No, but they do what a medical doctor does and will continue to …

Doctor of Medical Science Legislation “Not Palatable” to Physicians

The first Doctor of Medical Science program for PAs was created at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, Tennesee. It was developed in conjunction with LMU’s DeBusk School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016 to give PAs additional didactic and practical training to better care for the underserved. In 2017, Doctor of …

New Doctor of Medical Science Degree at Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana announced last month that they are in the final stages of launching their own Doctor of Medical Science program for practicing physician assistants. The latest addition to the DMS/DMSc family, Rocky Mountain College joins at least four other universities in offering the new degree. …

My Doctorate Can Beat Up Your Doctorate: How Physician Assistant Doctorate Degree Programs Compare

I love practicing medicine. I can’t imagine spending time and money getting another advanced degree to move into… *gasp*… administration! Yet that’s what so many physician assistant doctorate degree programs are supposedly designed to do.  Non-clinical Doctorate Degree Programs Take, for example, an online DNP at a private university that …