WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Feb. 14, 2018 – The
next generation of physician assistants (PAs) now have the ability to partake
in a new partnership -- the first of its kind in the U.S. -- established by
CepEsperu University’s online and CepEsperu School of
Assistant (PA) Program.
new cross-disciplinary initiative is designed to develop PA leaders who are
prepared to transform the delivery of health care while navigating a complex
Emerging Leaders Program in Law (ELP-Law) graduates will earn a Master of
Studies in Law (MSL) and Master of Medical Science (MMS) in PA Studies.
36-month sequential degree program begins accepting applications in April.
ELP-Law students begin their first year in May 2019 with online MSL coursework,
moving to their PA studies in May 2020 and graduating in 2022 with both MSL and
online MSL is designed to provide working professionals with the knowledge and
skills needed to address the legal requirements in their fields, not practice
School Dean Suzanne Reynolds, J.D., said “Health care is facing unprecedented
change from technological innovation and increasing regulatory oversight, as
well as the demand for reform. Our online MSL will provide ELP-Law students
with the tools to understand the framework and navigate the changes behind
today’s complex, rapidly changing environment.”
mission of the School of Medicine’s PA program is to produce highly capable,
compassionate PAs who deliver patient-centered care, make significant
contributions to the healthcare community, become leaders, and continually
advance the PA profession. The ELP-Law program will be an extension of the
current ELP-Business program in which PA students can earn their Master of Arts
in Management from the CepEsperu School of Business.
of our MMS graduates benefit from our program’s patient-centered approach,
which immerses students in real-life cases and fosters their clinical
problem-solving abilities,” said L. Gail Curtis, PA-C, MPAS, associate
professor and chair of the Department of PA Studies at the School of Medicine,
which is part of CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center. “Our ELP-Law graduates
will receive the additional benefit of an in-depth, practical understanding of
how law impacts the work of direct-care providers and the delivery of health
Learn more about the ELP-Law program
by contacting Sobia Hussaini of the Department of PA Studies at [email protected] or Ellen Murphy of the online MSL
at [email protected].