LMU Physician Assistant Program welcomes class of 2020

Published 3:53 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) welcomed its tenth class of students on May 14.

The students in the PA Class of 2020 will pursue a full-time, 27-month program that leads to the Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. The PA program hails the largest class size of all PA programs in the southeastern United States. The entering class of 2020 is 71 percent female and 29 percent male. The average age is 25 and the average GPA is 3.49. Approximately 73 percent of the class hails from the Appalachian region, with the majority of those coming from Tennessee, Kentucky or Virginia.

LMU is home to one of the largest PA programs in the United States, and Tennessee’s largest medical school by enrollment. Following the medical model, PA program courses are taught by experienced clinicians and scientists, with PA students having full use of LMU-DCOM’s high quality learning labs. PA students at LMU-DCOM study cadaveric anatomy on-site in the anatomy lab and engage in medical scenario simulations in the building’s state of the art simulation suite. Delivery of the program’s curriculum utilizes the latest technological advances, including the ability to digitally record and archive all lectures for students’ use. Curricular materials are made available to students utilizing LMU’s online e-learning portal.