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Lincoln Memorial University-Harrogate

Harrogate,
TN
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: March 2022
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate,
TN
37752

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

PAAdmissions@LMUnet.edu
423.869.6669

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

96

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

92%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$169,860 / $169,860   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

November 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

None

Minimum Science GPA:

2.8

Average GPA: 

3.48

Average Science GPA:   

3.3

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Required

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

40

Patient Care Experience Required:

150 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

At least 20 of the 40 hours spent shadowing a Physician Assistant should be directly shadowing a Physician Assistant in a primary care setting.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

November 16

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
It is highly recommended that applicants who have completed the pre-professional basic science prerequisite coursework greater than five years prior to application may want to review materials if accepted into the program

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Spring 2020- Spring 2023

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
All prerequisite courses and Bachelor's degree must be completed prior to matriculation

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry I and II. Biochemistry may be substituted for Organic Chemistry II only. Biochemistry, either as a recommended or substitute class, is strongly recommended. Biochemistry lab is optional
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
1 Semester
Recommended
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
1 Semester
Required
A writing-intensive course, such as English composition, is required.
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Should cover the full spectrum of psychological development from childhood to advanced age.
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
1 Semester
Required
College Algebra or higher.
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations
Other recommended coursework includes cell biology, embryology, epidemiology, histology, immunology, parasitology, pathogenic bacteriology, human sexuality, technical writing, advanced chemistry, pharmacology, and quantitative analysis, abnormal psychology, and biostatistics.

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