A Message from the Vice President of Health Sciences

 Dear Prospective Student:linda-s-2016

On behalf of the entire Mary Baldwin College community, I want to welcome you to the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. Our dynamic programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant and RN to BSN draw on Mary Baldwin’s proud 175-year history and solid academic foundation.


Interprofessional Curriculum

Each individual curriculum has been developed in collaboration with the other programs to ensure students are equipped with the skills and competencies necessary to be part of a successful health care team. The research is clear, a team-based approach to health care results in more competent clinicians and better health care delivery.

Interprofessional Health Sciences Building

Our new building has been constructed to support interprofessional education (IPE). Classrooms offer the latest in instructional technology. In addition to multiple screen viewing, lecture capture capability allows students to review classroom lectures anywhere, anytime. Video conferencing brings the world to Murphy Deming and supports guest lecturers, telemedicine experiences, and teaming opportunities. The building has numerous gathering spaces, both inside and outside the building, to engender learning, support group activities, and provide quiet study time.

Interprofessional Faculty

Our nationally-recognized faculty, many of whom are practicing clinicians themselves, work as a team to make the interprofessional curriculum a reality. Countless hours have been dedicated to identifying IPE objectives, and developing team-based assignments and case studies. Assessment processes and research initiatives are also an important part of faculty IPE activities.

We believe our students, through the experiences they have in our graduate programs, will become outstanding clinicians and contributing citizens to the health of the communities they serve for years to come.

Linda Seestedt-Stanford, PhD, Vice President for Health Sciences