The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) welcomed its ninth class of students on May 15.
The students in the PA Class of 2019 will pursue a full-time, 27-month program that leads to the Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. The PA program hails the largest class size of all PA programs in the southeastern United States. The entering class of 2019 is 68% female and 32% male. The average age is 25 and the average GPA is 3.4. Approximately 55% of the class hails from the Appalachian region, with the majority of those coming from Tennessee, Kentucky or Virginia.
LMU is home to one of the largest PA programs in the United States, and Tennessee’s largest medical school by enrollment. Following the medical model, PA program courses are taught by experienced clinicians and scientists, with PA students having full use of LMU-DCOM’s high quality learning labs. PA students at LMU-DCOM study cadaveric anatomy on-site in the anatomy lab and engage in medical scenario simulations in the building’s state of the art simulation suite. Delivery of the program’s curriculum utilizes the latest technological advances, including the ability to digitally record and archive all lectures for students’ use. Curricular materials are made available to students utilizing LMU’s online e-learning portal.
The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant program is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM PA Program is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of physician assistants to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7108, email dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.