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Doctor of Medical Science Programs
Doctor of Medical Science Programs

DMS Program Certificates Overview

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The Butler University Doctor of Medical Science program mission is to promote life-long learning of Physician Assistants, expand the understanding of medical knowledge, and develop leadership and business skills. Consistent with this mission, the Department of Medical Sciences provides several avenues for DMS students and non-DMS students to attain graduate certificates and the required skillset to impact the delivery of healthcare in meaningful ways. 

Healthcare Practice and Administration Certificate

The online Healthcare Practice and Administration Certificate provides students with a targeted approach to expanding their foundational medical knowledge and business skills without undertaking an entire degree.  The 12-credit hour certificate includes business and leadership courses that help students build their management acumen to effectively make decisions and lead within their places of work.

Applicants to the Healthcare Practice and Administration Certificate must have successfully graduated from a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of a Physician Assistant.

Currently enrolled Butler DMS students may also expand upon their degree concentration to include information offered within these courses and obtain a supplemental certificate. 

PA Educator Certificate

The PA Educator Certificate is tailored to those individuals who would like to enhance their understanding of teaching and medical education for PAs. The first three modules of the PA Educator Certificate are modeled after components found within Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Standards (section A-C). The final module focuses on innovation in PA programs.  All modules are 3 credit hours for a total of 12 hours.

Applicants to the PA Educator Certificate program must have successfully graduated from a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of a Physician Assistant. If you are not a Physician Assistant you may be eligible to apply if you are an educator in a PA program or within a healthcare profession. If you don't meet either of those expectations, you must have permission from the program director to apply.

Currently enrolled Butler DMS students may also expand upon their degree concentration to include information offered within these courses and obtain a supplemental certificate.