Shane Apperley

Contact Information DCOM Phone: 423.869.6638
Office Location: 422
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Shane Apperley joined Lincoln Memorial University School of Medical Sciences in August 2015 as an Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant program in Harrogate, Tennessee. In August 2018, Apperley accepted the Director of Didactic Education position, and in October 2021, the position of Associate Program Director. Apperley also took over as President and Chair of the LMU Faculty Senate in July 2022. Apperley is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA) and a fellow of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), where he serves as Treasurer and previously CME Committee Chair.

Dr. Apperley’s philosophy about PA education is student-centered. “Students in graduate medical education do not demand perfection. Instead, they yearn for self-knowledge, inspiring role models, real-time feedback, knowledge of how to learn, and a reason (to keep going). In medicine, the reason is simple - to acquire the skills and knowledge to one day earn the right and privilege to provide high quality, patient-centered care to patients.”

Doctor of Medical Science (DMS): Primary Care Cognate with Honors, Lincoln Memorial University - December 2021
Professional Certificate: Leading Organizations and Change, MIT Management Executive Education - October 2019
Executive Certificate: Strategic Healthcare Leadership, Cornell University (eCornell) - June 2019
Executive Program: Emerging Leaders Development Program, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management - March 2019
Credential of Readiness (CORe): Business Analytics, Economics for Managers and Financial Accounting, Harvard Business School (HBX) - March 2016
Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert): Medical Science - Healthcare Leadership and Management (Medical Education), Keele University - June 2015
Master’s Degree (MSc): Physician Associate Studies, The University of Birmingham - December 2014
NHS Leadership Academy Post-Graduate Award: Leadership Foundations, NHS Leadership Academy - August 2012
Post-Graduate Diploma (PGDip): Physician Assistant Studies, The University of Birmingham - January 2012
Undergraduate Degree (BSc Hons): Sport and Exercise Sciences - 2:1. The University of Birmingham - July 2009

Work Experience
Associate Program Director, Associate Professor, Lincoln Memorial University, 2015 - Current (Previously Director of Didactic Education, Academic Coordinator)
Operations & Delivery Coordinator and Relationship Manager, NHS England (South), 2016 – 2017
Project Manager (National Information Delivery) & Advisor, Health Education England, 2015 – 2016
Senior Orthopedic Physician Associate, Great Western Hospitals NHS FT, 2011 – 2015


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