Lincoln Memorial University

PA Program

 The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Program will be hosting an Information Session on March 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the 4th floor of DCOM.  For more information or to register for this session please click the following link:

Physician Assistant Information Session Registration Form


The PA program at LMU-DCOM offers graduate level professional education for students who desire to become Physician Assistants. The program provides the academic and clinical training needed to practice as a competent, reliable extender of the physician. The program is a full-time, 27-month curriculum that provides students the opportunity to earn a Master of Medical Science degree and certificate of completion to meet the eligibility requirements for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The PA program only provides classes at the Harrogate campus.


Click here for information on the LMU-DCOM PA Program PANCE pass rate.


LMU-DCOM's PA Program is a participant of CASPA (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants) ( The current application cycle through CASPA will reopen around April 27, 2016.  The application deadline is December 1, 2016, for the class that will begin May 2017. The supplemental application must be postmarked by December 1, 2016. Applications will not be processed until both the CASPA and LMU-DCOM supplemental application is received.



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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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.


Upon successful completion of the PA program, students will be awarded a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MMS) from LMU-DCOM and a Certificate of Completion. The graduate is then eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). This examination is administered through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

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


423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752