Faculty Testimonials

Several EVMS faculty members have a Doctor of Health Sciences degree. Here is what they have to say about how obtaining the DHSc has helped them achieve career goals.


Tom Parish

I believe that possessing the DHSc degree allowed me to transition effectively from clinical medicine to teaching. In addition, I have thrived in the teaching environment, becoming a PA program director after 3 years of teaching and eventually being promoted to the rank of Professor. The DHSc degree has been an important part of my growth and maturation in academia.

Thomas Parish, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Physician Assistant Program


Completing my DHSc degree was an essential component of being promoted to the role of Associate Dean and Associate Professor. 

Jeffrey A. Johnson, DHSc
Associate Dean, EVMS School of Health Professions
Associate Professor
Director, Doctor of Health Sciences Program