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Preparing tomorrow’s PAs

The SIU School of Medicine DMSc degree will prepare PAs to be leaders in health care, higher education, research and innovative industries, as well as public and private agencies. The DMSc program is designed to advance physician assistant clinical and educational skills, preparing PAs for more prominent roles in leadership, advocacy, scholarship, management, and service to their organizations, patients, and students, all while advancing the PA profession.   

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Virtual Information Session

Join us to discover more about the SIU Doctor of Medical Science degree and how it can help you advance your career, boost your confidence as a leader, and improve your clinical and scholarly skillsets.

Session 2:June 12, 2024 at 5:30 P.M. CST.

"The SIU DMSc experience has taught me to have a greater appreciation for research and impactful change. Much to my surprise, even my patients have been cheering me on and have been excited to hear of my successes through this year-long journey... " - Andrea Fox, DMSc, PA-C.

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