The doctor of medical science degree at Southern Illinois University will prepare medical professionals who are thought leaders working in health care, higher education, research and innovative industries, as well as public and private agencies. These physician assistant leaders will be thoroughly grounded in knowledge base, research paradigms, practical applications, and the ethical/legal implications of their respective career paths. The DMSc degree will provide a balanced mix of theory, research, and practical application in the areas medical practice, education, and leadership.
This advanced degree created for physician assistants by PAs. This degree is designed to enhance the PA’s abilities to become a more effective member and leader of the profession and the health care field. The courses are designed to result in PAs who are prepared to take on high-level administrative, leadership and clinical roles within their organizations and beyond. PAs who complete the DMSc will be more prepared, adaptable, competitive, and marketable in an ever-evolving health care landscape. DMSc-trained PAs can become outstanding leaders, health care providers and educators in their communities and trusted resources during disaster situations.