Hi Katherine,Nice to meet you!! My name is Elizabeth Giron, and I'm a fellow New Yorker PA practicing emergency medicine at NYP. I hope to use my HIV knowledge in the ER soon enough but in the meantime, I try my best to stay up to date with current/breakthrough HIV information via conferences, CME lectures and of course, with the academy. Like you, I too enjoy meeting fellow PAs through NYSSPA events such as district dinners and yearly conferences; which fun fact, was how I met Gary Spinner and became involved with the committee! Once again, nice to meet you and welcome!
Good morning Katherine,I'm currently enrolled in the Lynchburg DMSc program, I'm in my third term and I absolutely love it!! I began in January 2020 pre-pandemic, and unfortunately my family was hit hard with Covid, I basically fell off my coursework due to a family death and the staff were just so understanding and worked with me to get back on track. They're a wonderful program, I especially liked it because like Gina said, it is more clinical in nature with the option of 2 tracks; one being clinical vs the educator one. I debated a while between DHSc vs DMSc and honestly, the price and timeframe lured me away from DHSc, predominantly because I wanted one that was more clinical based and shorter! Regardless, all the staff are PAs and either have a DHSc themselves, a Phd or like one of my professors, a DHSc working on here DMSc!!
I don't think you can go wrong with either choice, they way I compared was comparing the classes and the staff, good luck!