LMU-Knoxville PA Program Mission and Goals

LMU-SMS-Knoxville PA Program Mission and Goals

Consistent with the mission and purpose of Lincoln Memorial University, the primary mission of the LMU-SMS-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. 

To accomplish this mission, the LMU-SMS-Knoxville PA Program is committed to achieving the following goals:

  1. Support student success in the program,
  2. Prepare graduates for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination,
  3. Prepare students for surgical Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences (SCPEs), and
  4. Foster an atmosphere of community, support, and mutual respect for all students, faculty, and staff.

Program outcomes, in relation to the above goals, are published on the program’s website as soon as data is available.