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Harrogate PA Program

Welcome to the Harrogate PA Program

    A Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Health Care Training

About Us

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, has been training PAs to meet the community's health care needs and beyond since 2009. Utilizing dedicated, experienced faculty in academics with clinical and research expertise and state-of-the-art technology, our students experience first-class, hands-on medical education. Students practice procedural skills such as intravenous catheter insertion, laceration repair, orthopedic splinting, and other procedures on simulation devices and/or human subjects. Our students have a unique opportunity to participate in various volunteer experiences, providing medical services to indigent, uninsured, and underserved populations.

Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

What is a PA?

Physician Assistants (PA) 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, and neighborhood health centers, federal and state facilities, the Armed Services, industries, universities, medical schools, and many other settings.

What is a PA, and how are they trained?