Lincoln Memorial University-Knoxville

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
Consistent with the mission and purpose of Lincoln Memorial University, the primary mission of the LMU-Knoxville PA Program is to train future PAs to provide high-quality patient-centered care in the Appalachian region and beyond by providing a rigorous educational experience, with expanded training in surgical sciences, which supports each student's academic success and professional development.
Unique Program Features
In addition to providing a solid foundation in primary care medicine, the LMU-SMS-Knoxville PA Program offers expanded training in surgical sciences. This includes 3 semesters of clinically oriented anatomy where students review prosections, complete dissections, and perform procedures on donors (human cadavers). Students also practice scrubbing, suturing, and knot tying each Didactic Phase semester. And students may complete all 12 weeks of selective rotations in surgical disciplines.
Curriculum Focus
Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MMS/MMSc: Master of Medical Science, MMS/MMSc-PA: Master of Medical Science in PA Studies
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
October 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
100
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
01/15/2025
Deadline Requirement
Green-Verified: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline, and the application has a verified status, meaning all GPAs have been calculated by CASPA.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$98,700
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$500
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
International Applicants Accepted
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
International Application Link
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
81
Male
19
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
-
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
-
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
-
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
150
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
149

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
46
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
55
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
32

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
PA; Physician; Other health care provider
Minimum Overall GPA Required
2.80
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
2.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
24
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
No information provided
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Required
Shadowing a Physician
Required
Shadowing other health care provider
Required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Not Required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
No information provided
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s)
Biology (general)
7 Credit(s)
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Chemistry (general)
7 Credit(s)
Organic Chemistry
3 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
English
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)