PA program at LMU-DCOM welcomes new class

Photo submitted The Physician Assistant Program at LMU-DCOM recently welcomed the Class of 2017.

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) welcomed its seventh class of students in May.

The students in the PA Class of 2017 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 2017 is 74 percent female and 27 percent male. The average age is 26 and the average GPA is 3.46. Approximately 65 percent of the class hails from the Appalachian region, with the majority of those coming from Tennessee, Kentucky or Virginia.

The PA Program is an integral part of the health professions education taking place at LMU. 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. 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, or visit us online at

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