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LMU-DCOM is pleased to announce the Doctor of Medical Science program will be accepting students twice a year; Spring/January and Fall/August.  

 

Contact:
[email protected]
423.869.7415

 

Academic Criteria: Accelerated 17 months curriculum

  • A graduate of an ARC-PA accredited program
  • Current physician assistant certification (NCCPA or other)
  • Unencumbered licensure as a physician assistant
  • Earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Demonstrated potential for success in an advanced rigorous doctoral level program
  • No history of negative legal, administrative, or licensure action related to the practice of medicine
  • At least one (1) year experience in the practice of medicine as a physician assistant

Employment Requirement

  • Continue to practice medicine as a physician assistant, or be actively teaching in graduate medical education while enrolled in the program.

Academic Criteria: Non-Accelerated 24 months curriculum

  • A graduate of an ARC-PA accredited program
  • NCCPA certification
  • Unencumbered licensure as a physician assistant
  • Earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Demonstrated potential for success in an advanced rigorous doctoral level program
  • No history of negative legal, administrative, or licensure action related to the practice of medicine

Employment Requirement

  • 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 total number of seats within the class. Each track will have a maximum capacity per cohort. In addition to the application process outlined below, acceptance will be dependent on the student’s ability to meet the program attendance and residency requirements.

Application file consideration based on:

    • Candidates must furnish:
      1. Completed DMS application form.
      2. Two Application Rating Forms completed by:
        1. Doctoral level medical practitioner
        2. 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 2019 and Spring 2020.

A complete application file must be received no later than July 10, 2019, for consideration for Fall 2019 admission.  All applications received after July 10, 2019, are considered for Spring 2020 admission.

Interviews

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.

 (The program reserves the right to deny admission based on public professionalism issues.)

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