Natalie Smith, DMSc, PA-C

As a seasoned PA and PA educator, I understand the incredible value that our profession brings to healthcare and to the patients and communities we serve. As a full-time working mother of three, I also fully appreciate the busyness and competing priorities of life. Our Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program is designed to offer working PAs a comprehensive and unparalleled educational experience.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Department of PA Studies have a long track record of leadership in evidence-based educational practices. We uphold the highest standards in all that we do. Our DMSc is poised to carry on this tradition of academic distinction. Our program seeks to empower PAs who are called to drive innovation and shape the future of healthcare.

Our influences and experiences in life shape our views and inform our larger purpose. As PAs, our North Star has always been high-quality, patient-centered care. Dedication to the betterment of patients' lives is also the guiding light and unchanging ideal from which our DMSc program derives its purpose. Whether you seek advancement within education, leadership, or research sectors, our program can help accelerate your professional goals.

The choice to pursue a career as a PA and serve your community is a meaningful decision. I invite you to join us and continue to choose meaning through a sustained commitment to professional advancement and growth. Elevate your career and expand your healthcare impact through the unparalleled Wake Forest University Doctor of Medical Science program.

Warm regards,

Natalie Smith, DMSc, PA-C 
Program Director  
Doctor of Medical Science Program 
Assistant Professor 
Department of PA Studies