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Student Corner

Welcome to the student page of Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants!

Several educational institutions in our area provide PA programs. Contact information is shown below for Eastern Virginia Medical School, James Madison University, Lynchburg College, Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University MSPA Program, Emory & Henry College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Shenandoah University and South University. VAPA does not endorse specific schools or educational programs, but we provide this listing for the benefit of all PAs.

If you would like to add your school please submit the information, including a link to specifics, by e-mail to

To contact the AAPA Student Academy, please visit their website at

Student Preceptor Information

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for PA students, please contact VAPA's headquarters ( and include your contact information. Your information will be listed on this web page to serve as a central resource for PA students and clinical coordinators to find much needed preceptorships.

Disclaimer for PA Students: Contacting preceptors should be completed by program Clinical Coordinators. Please share the information listed on this page with your clinical coordinator to set up rotations.

Helpful Links for PA Students
Virginia Department of Health State Loan Repayment Program

Educational Institution Student Representative Program Director
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Ashley Aikens
Kim Dempsey
Emory & Henry College Jahaziel Rendon
Scott Richards
James Madison University (JMU) Dakoda Farrington
Jerry Weniger
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) Alex Leaverton
Sara Nicely
Lynchburg College Tessa Roulston
Jeremy Welsh
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University MSPA Program Meghan Carty
Harold Felton
Shenandoah University (SU) Saif Al Qaraguli
Anthony Miller
South University (Richmond) Blair Frye
Ilaria Gada

Virginia Schools Offering Physician Assistant Programs
Eastern Virginia Medical School Physician Assistant Program Norfolk, Virginia
Check website for details.
Emory & Henry College Physician Assistant Program Emory, Virginia
Check website for details.
James Madison University Physician Assistant Program Harrisonburg, VA
Check website for details.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, VA
Check website for details.

Lynchburg College Physician Assistant Program Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA
Check website for details.
Mary Baldwin College/Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences MSPA Program Mary Baldwin College
Fishersville, VA
Check website for details.
Shenandoah University Physician Assistant Program Winchester Medical Center
Winchester, VA
Check website for details.
South University, Richmond Campus, Physician Assistant Program Glen Allen, VA
Check website for details.

Preceptor Information
Laurie Adkins

PO Box 34464
Richmond, VA 23234

Debra Cobbeldick

6023 Stagecoach Road
Nathalie, VA 24577

Jamilyn Fano PA-C

42568 Ringneck Place
Brambleton, VA 20148-5694

David S. Fox

837 North Haven Circle
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Kathryn Oprandy

4612 Summer Lakes Mews
Moseley, VA 23120

Updated: January 11, 2018