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PA - Harrogate


Our mission is to educate future Physician Assistants to provide quality healthcare with an emphasis on primary care to the medically underserved of Appalachia and beyond. Our dedicated, experienced faculty have been training PAs to meet the community's health care needs and beyond since 2009.


About Us

Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Health Care Training

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. Using simulated trainers, students practice procedural skills such as intravenous catheter insertion, lumbar puncture, and point-of-care ultrasound. 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?

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Ready to Join the Healthcare Team of Tomorrow?

LMU-SMS PA Admissions Office
800.325.0900, ext. 6669 (toll-free)
423.869.6669 (direct)
[email protected]