Lincoln Memorial University



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Academic Prerequisites

  • A graduate of an ARC-PA accredited program
  • NCCPA certification
  • Unencumbered licensure in the United States as a physician assistant
  • Earned a masters degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in an advanced, rigorous doctoral level program.

Admission Criteria: Clinical Track

  • No history of negative legal, administrative, or licensure action related to the practice of medicine.
  • At least (1) year experience in the practice of medicine as a physician assistant.
  • Continue to practice medicine as a physician assistant while enrolled in the program.

Application Process

The DMS program uses a rolling admissions process until all seats are filled. In addition to the application process outlined below, acceptance will be dependent on the student’s ability to meet the program residency requirements.

Application file consideration based on:

    • Candidates must furnish:
      1. Completed DMS application form
      2. Two Application Rating Forms completed by:
        • Doctoral level medical practitioner
        • Current supervisor
      3. Letter of recommendation from the candidate’s current supervisor
      4. Official transcript from all degree-granting institutions.
      5. Official copy of evidence of licensure
      6. Current CV
      7. Personal statement – of interest in and motivation for the program and personal and professional goals
      8. Complete the Doctor of Medical Science questionnaire

 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants when English is not their first language.

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2018.

A complete application file must be received no later than July 28, 2018, for consideration for fall 2018 admission.  All applications received after July 28, 2018, are considered for fall 2019 admission.


Once the application and all the supporting material have been received in the LMU-DMS admissions office, the applicant’s file will be reviewed by the admissions committee.  Interviews will be scheduled from March through July for the following August start date. The admission’s process operates on a rolling acceptance policy thus it is in the student’s best interest to apply as early as possible.

Admissions Notifications

Following the interview and receipt of all necessary information, the applicant’s file will again be reviewed by the admissions committee. Applicants will then be assigned to one of the following categories: 1) Accept, 2) Alternate/Hold, or 3) Reject.  Applicants will be notified in writing as soon as possible following the committee’s decision.



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