Physician Assistant Program
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About the PA Program


The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Program’s Mission is to educate future Physician Assistants to provide quality healthcare with an emphasis in primary care to the medically underserved of Appalachia and beyond.


  1. Professionalism - Create an atmosphere where integrity is valued and professionalism is expected.
  2. Leadership - Engage students in opportunities to act as advocates and leaders within the PA profession.
  3. Technology - Incorporate a technologically enhanced learning environment.
  4. Critical Thinking - Promote early and ongoing clinical decision making skills through various learning experiences.
  5. Multidisciplinary Education - Utilize a strong eclectic blend of instructive techniques to enhance all learning styles.
  6. Experienced Faculty - Employ faculty who have diverse clinical and educational backgrounds.


Program Success

  • The program is continually accredited by the ARC-PA through the Spring of 2015.
  • The program has graduated four cohorts.
  • The program’s first time pass rate is currently 96% with the class of 2014.
  • 60% or greater of each class is comprised of students from the Southern Appalachian region.
  • Graduates are employed locally, regionally and nationally in rural and underserved communities.


University Regional Accreditation

Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lincoln Memorial University.

Professional Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Lincoln Memorial University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2022. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

In support of the Mission Statement and the principles on which it is based, Lincoln Memorial University is committed to equal opportunity for all students, staff and faculty and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, admission and retention of students and the recruitment, hiring, promotion and retention of faculty and staff.

Lincoln Memorial University reaffirms its commitment to personnel and educational policies that comply with the requirement applicable to equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, executive orders and regulations to the effect that no person at Lincoln Memorial University shall, on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, ethnic/national origin, gender, military status, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other class protected by applicable law, be excluded from participating in, or be denied benefits of, any employment or educational opportunity.

LMU-DCOM PA Admissions Office
800-325-0900, ext. 6669 (toll-free)
423-869-6669 (direct)