Physician Assistant Program
LMU-DCOM Dean with Student

Applicant Interviews

Completed applications are reviewed to determine if applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview. Selected qualified applicants will be invited to a designated PA program interview day, which will usually be held in the months of September through February. In order for a final admissions decision, all qualified candidates will be required to attend an on-campus interview.

The on-campus interview provides the applicant an opportunity to learn more about the LMU-DCOM PA program, LMU and the local area. Conversely, the Program also has the opportunity to learn more about the applicant. The interview process will involve a general program orientation, facility tour, interviews with at least two faculty members and an opportunity to meet with representatives from the Financial Aid and Admissions offices. It should be noted that appropriate attire for the interview is professional/business.

After completion of the interview, the applicant's file will be sent to the PA program admissions committee for consideration and a final admissions decision. The committee will review the entire application for each interviewed applicant and will make a recommendation to the program director for final approval. The program director will then notify each applicant in writing of the admissions decision, usually within four to six weeks of the interview.

It should be further noted applicants who, at the time of their interview, have not completed all required prerequisite coursework will be required to provide a plan on how the courses will be completed prior to matriculation if accepted into the program.

Applicants who have been conditionally accepted into the program who do not successfully pass prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher, do not receive their Baccalaureate degree, or do not complete all prerequisite courses prior to the first day of class will not be allowed to matriculate into the program. Finally, applicants are reminded that being asked to interview does not guarantee acceptance to the Program.

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