Lincoln Memorial University


LMU-DCOM is pleased to announce the Doctor of Medical Science program will be accepting students twice a year.  Applications are now being accepted for January (spring) 2019 admission cycle. Applications for January admission are due by December 10th, 2018. All applications received after December 10th will be considered for fall 2019 admission cycle.




Academic Prerequisites

  • 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.

Admission Criteria

  • 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, or be actively teaching in graduate medical education 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 Spring 2019.

A complete application file must be received no later than December 10, 2018, for consideration for spring 2019 admission.  All applications received after December 10, 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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