Gibson Joins Harrogate PA Faculty

Jessica Gibson

Lincoln Memorial University-School of Medical Sciences (LMU-SMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Gibson to the faculty of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program in Harrogate.


Gibson is a two-time LMU graduate earning her Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) in 2019 and began the PA Program the same year. She graduated from the PA program in 2021 with her Master of Medical Science degree.


Since graduation she has worked in emergency medicine and urgent care before coming back to LMU. She is a third generation LMU student and a native of the Cumberland Gap area.


In her free time away from work, Gibson enjoys reading and spending time with her two Australian shepherd dogs.


PAs are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with supervision from a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). As a team with the supervising physician, the PA provides diagnostic and therapeutic patient care, takes patient histories, performs physical examinations, orders diagnostic studies, and develops and carries out treatment plans. PAs also work in research, administrative and academic positions. PAs work in private physician offices, clinics, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, neighborhood health centers, federal and state facilities, the Armed Services, industries, universities, medical schools, and many other settings.


The LMU PA Program in Harrogate, Tennessee, uses dedicated, experienced faculty in academics with clinical and research expertise and state-of-the-art technology. Students experience first-class, hands-on medical education using simulated trainers, students practice procedural skills such as intravenous catheter insertion, lumbar puncture, and point-of-care ultrasound.


Established in 2019, the School of Medical Sciences (LMU-SMS) is home to LMU’s PA program with a primary care focus at the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, a PA program with a surgical focus at LMU-Knoxville, the online Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) program, and the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program. The school supports the University’s mission of service to Appalachia and other underserved areas by maintaining high quality medical education and supporting student success.


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