LMU-Knoxville PA Program Welcomes New Students

Class of 2025 group photo

The Lincoln Memorial University-School of Medical Sciences (LMU-SMS) welcomed 100 news students to the Physician Assistant (PA) Program September 28 at LMU-Knoxville.


Following the two-day orientation session, students begin classes October 2 and will be pursuing a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree with a 115-credit hour, 27-month curriculum that provides a solid foundation in primary care medicine.


“We are extremely excited to have our new class of 2025. It’s an absolute honor to train up the future of PA providers,” said Assistant Dean and Program Director Dustin Bates, DMS, MSPAS, PA-C. 


The Class of 2025 has an average overall GPA of 3.65 and an average science GPA of 3.53. The students represent 22 different states, and 67 percent have permanent residence in the Appalachian states.


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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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