David L. James DMSc, MPAS, PA-C

David L. James DMSc, MPAS, PA-C

Director of Physician Assistant Studies

Office: CHHS 359B
Phone: 843-661-4426

David has over 30 years’ experience as a practicing Physician Assistant in Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Dr. James has practiced in both rural and urban environments, providing medical care to the communities of North Carolina.

He worked as a faculty member and Academic Coordinator for Francis Marion University Physician Assistant Program from 2017-2019. He then served as the Director of Clinical Education at Elon University in Elon, NC from 2019-2023. David went back into clinical practice in Urgent Care Medicine in North Carolina from 2023-2024 while completing his Doctor of Medical Science Degree with a concentration in Healthcare Education.

Doctor of Medical Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha Certificate of Physician Assistant Completion, PA Program Wake Forest School of Medicine, BA in Psychology, NC State University, and is a veteran of the US Navy and Army Reserve.

Dr. James is a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and a member of the South Carolina Association of Physician Assistants (SCAPA).