Looking into the future of healthcare, LMU seeks to impact healthcare shortage in Appalachia and beyond. With the number of U.S. physician residencies capped by federal dollars; the expected retirement of over 250,000 physicians between 2008 and 2025, and changing healthcare payment models (AAMC.org), LMU is poised to meet the healthcare needs of communities in most need.
Recognizing the value of the physician assistant medical training model, the clinical skills associated with this model, and the asset to the health care team, LMU-DCOM began to explore options for providing additional training to physician assistants. Students will choose to concentrate their training in either advance clinical medicine or medical education.
The Program will be taught by primary care physician, physician subspecialists, and Ph.D. basic medical science faculty. The program clinical faculty will work collaboratively with the student’s supervising physician during the clinical practicums, while the program Ed.D faculty will structure the educational track practicum.