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Hear from Our Students

   

Brenda Johnson

Brenda Johnson, DMS, PA-C
Hematology/Oncology
Class of 2019

"…benefits those of us who have a desire to broaden our medical knowledge.”

Zabiullah Nessary

Zabiullah Nessary, DMS, PA-C
Emergency Medicine
Class of 2019

“I’m glad that all the different fields of medicine have specialists so that we can consult with them. This program has definitely made me a better provider…”

Tigist Opheim

Tigist Opheim, DMS, PA-C
Urgent Care
Class of 2019 

" The program is unique and requires hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm. It is not easy, but it is worth all the hard work you put in to give optimal care to your patients.”

Sonia R Rupani

Sonia Rupani, DMS, PA-C
Urgent Care
Class of 2019

The Zoom sessions are very informative, and the information disseminated in Zoom is precious and applicable to the daily clinical practice."

Kara

Kara S McGee, DMS, PA-C
Educator
Class of 2019

“Participating in the medical education track of the Lincoln Memorial University DMS program was transformative for me as an educator. I had been a classroom and clinical educator for many years, having had no formal pedagogical training. Gaining knowledge about teaching and learning methods has helped me become a student-centered educator. I am without a doubt a more competent and confident educator.”

Evan Leonard

Evan Leonard, DMS, PA-C
Educator
Class of 2019

"The DMS program accomplishes the goal of expanding the physician assistant's (PA's) medical knowledge but its crowning achievement is creating leaders for the industry. Whether it be educational leadership, program development, or curricula design, ...the medical education track (cognate) is a superb choice to create and develop this knowledge. This cognate expands the intellect, profoundly develops research and critical thinking, as well as acts as a genesis for new skills for the workforce and is destined for physician assistant leaders."

Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins, DMS, PA-C
Emergency Medicine
Class of 2019

One of the main reasons that I wanted to pursue this degree and this particular course plan was so I could become a better clinician and to be able to provide better care to my patient population." "I have realized [after one module], it will in fact make me a better clinician.

Jill Patruno

Jill Patruno, DMS, PA-C
Internal Medicine
Class of 2019

"…this week’s case brought in topics from our GI module and applying this knowledge to work through differentials, diagnosis, and treatment in the full scope of caring for an acutely ill patient.  It is a confidence builder to realize I understand what to do, even in a field and setting I have not worked in.” 

 Maria Siddiqi

Maria Siddiqi, DMS, PA-C
Primary Care Medicine
Class of 2019

“I would recommend this program to any physician assistant. I have gained so many benefits from completing this program. I am a more well-rounded clinician. The areas I was weak in I am stronger in now, and I am providing better, all-round care for my patients.”

ElizmaMercier

Elizma Mercier, PA-C
General Pediatrics
Class of 2020

" ...this program has taught me to step out of my comfort zone and increase my knowledge/review of more complicated cases... which helped me diagnose [a young child] with post-streptococcal Glomerulonephritis this past Friday!!!  Even my supervising Physician was impressed and once again I am so thankful and grateful to be a student of medicine at a higher level!”

Valerie Hoermann

Valerie Hoermann, PA-C
Educator
Class of 2020

"I enrolled in the Medical Education Cognate because it was the perfect fit for my future in medicine. The Education Cognate provides an additional competitive edge and provides more flexibility career-wise."