Doctor of Medical Science, DMSc
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Kimberly K. Dempsey, EdD, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, Associate Professor
Dr. Dempsey is Program Director for the Physician Assistant program and the Doctor of Medical Science program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Dempsey has taught graduate students in the PA program at EVMS since 2007 and became Program Director in 2016. Her research interests include adult education, professional development, curriculum development and student success.Read More
Dan T. Thibodeau, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA, Associate Professor
Mr. Thibodeau has been a faculty member of the physician assistant program since 2005. His focus of education is the patient interview and physical exam skill development, as well as clinical skills procedures. He has been an active member of his local, state, and national organizations, and currently represents EVMS and his profession on national steering committees in cardiovascular disease.Read More
Lauren K. Paluch, DMSc, MPA, PA-C, Assistant Professor
Dr. Paluch is a graduate of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA program in 2014. She received her Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg in 2020. Dr. Paluch has been a faculty member since February 2020. She also practices clinically in pediatrics. Her academic interests include professional practice refinement as well as diversity, equity and inclusion in health profession education.Read More