PA - Knoxville
LMU-Knoxville PA Program
IMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
ONE PA GRADUATE AT A TIME
LMU-Knoxville PA Program
August 17, 2019 | 10 a.m. - Noon
9737 Cogdill Road | Knoxville, TN 37932
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Contact Amy Reed at [email protected] or 865.338.5685 for more information.
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July 24, 2019
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Students and Advisors
Congratulations on your choice to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant (PA), ranked
by U.S. News & World Report #1 in “Best Health Care Jobs” in 2019.1 PAs are in demand and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 37% increase in employment from 2016-2026.2 And the median annual wage of over $104,000 provides a great return on investment.3
The LMU-Knoxville PA Program’s vision is to contribute to an improved patient experience
in the Appalachian region and beyond, by providing an innovative and rigorous curriculum,
with expanded training in surgical practice, that promotes patient-centered care.
This will create PA graduates with the clinical knowledge and skills employers desire
and the compassion and integrity patients deserve. To that end, we have developed
a full-time 27-month curriculum supported by faculty and staff committed to preparing
future colleagues who are regarded as highly knowledgeable, skilled, and professional.
This 115 credit hour curriculum provides a solid foundation in primary care medicine
but also includes expanded training in surgical practice. During the first year (Didactic
Phase), topics presented in human cadaver anatomy and dissection are aligned with
topics presented in clinical medicine, patient assessment, and clinical skills to
help students link and apply concepts. During the second year (Clinical Phase), students
complete 12 4-week supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) including required
SCPEs in primary care disciplines, general surgery, and selective SCPEs in general
surgery or surgical subspecialties.
We will begin accepting applications through CASPA in the spring of 2019. We anticipate
accepting 60 PA Students into our first class in October of 2020. Please email our
team at [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to supporting your academic success and professional
development in the Program.
Stephanie Hull, EdS, MMS, PA-C
LMU-Knoxville PA Program
University Regional Accreditation
LMU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools (SACS) 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 LMU. LMU
maintains accreditation from SACS to confer the Master of Medical Science (MMS) in
Physician Assistant Studies to graduates of the DCOM at LMU-Knoxville PA Program.
**LMU has an established PA Program in Harrogate, TN that is separate from the developing
PA Program in Knoxville, TN. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for
the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) reviews each LMU PA Program separately for compliance
with the ARC-PA Standards and policies and determines the ARC-PA accreditation status for each LMU PA Program
The LMU-Knoxville PA Program has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
The DCOM at LMU-Knoxville PA Program anticipates matriculating its first class in
October 2020, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the June 2020
ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status granted when
the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed
program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability
to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation – Provisional
status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as
it prepares for graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
The LMU-Knoxville PA Program will not commence in the event that Accreditation – Provisional
is not received. Contact the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the
Physician Assistant, Inc., (ARC-PA) at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek,
Georgia 30097, call 770.476.1224, or visit the ARC-PA website (http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/standards-of-accreditation/) for questions about ARC-PA Standards.
PA graduates must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
in order to practice in all states, the District of Columbia, and all American territories.
PA graduates are only eligible to take the PANCE if they have graduated from a PA
program accredited by the ARC-PA. The DCOM at LMU-Knoxville PA Program is responsible
for obtaining and maintaining ARC-PA Accreditation and for complying with ARC-PA Standards
and policies. The Program will inform all matriculating and enrolled PA Students
in person and/or via email or U.S. mail of any change in the Program’s ARC-PA Accreditation
status in addition to posting this information on the Program’s website.
LMU-Knoxville PA Admissions
800.325.0900, ext 5685
LMU-Knoxville PA Program is a participant of CASPA (Central Application for Service
for Physician Assistants). The current application cycle through CASPA opens April
25, 2019. Apply at https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. The LMU-Knoxville PA Program Supplemental Application may be found at the link
below. Application deadline for CASPA and the LMU-Knoxville PA Program Supplemental
Application is January 15, 2020.