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Doctor of Medical Science Programs
Doctor of Medical Science Programs

Bridge Program

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The Bridge Program provides an avenue for those interested in expanding their understanding of issues of clinical practice, developing leadership skills, and achieving the end point of earning a Doctor of Medical Science degree. The Bridge program differs from the standard DMS Program by focusing on developing targeted research skills for clinically focused PAs. The Bridge Program is designed as a professional, doctoral degree developed exclusively for PAs who have graduated within the past 6 months from an ARCPA accredited, entry-level program.

Program Goals

  • Build on an intensive, entry-level, didactic curriculum to ensure PAs meet the changing demands of the healthcare environment
  • Rigorous, professional doctorate curriculum that focuses on a greater understanding of medicine, research, and leadership skills for PAs
  • Demonstrate application of knowledge by producing targeted clinical research
  • Create opportunities for developing enhanced decision-making skills and upward mobility in the workplace