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dmsadmissions@lmunet.edu
423.869.7415

Geographic requirements

Currently, LMU-DCOM has authorization to offer the Doctor of Medical Science to students residing in the following 49 states:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming

Professional Prerequisites

  • No history of negative legal, administrative, or licensure action related to the practice of medicine.
  • At least 3 years of full-time equivalent experience in the practice of medicine as a physician assistant.

Academic Prerequisites

  • Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited program or graduate of an internationally recognized Physician Assistant training program.
  • Must hold a master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in an advanced rigorous doctoral level program.

Process

The DMS program uses a rolling admissions process until all seats are filled. In addition to the total number of seats within the class. Each track will have a maximum capacity per cohort. In addition to the application process outlined below, acceptance to the clinical track will be dependent on the student’s uninterrupted clinical practice enabling them to meet the required clinical encounters.

The Doctor of Medical Science application is available on the LMU-DCOM web page.

  • Candidates must furnish:
    1. Two written letters of recommendations from
      • Doctoral level medical practitioner
      • Supervising Physician or current employer
    2. Official transcript from all degree granting institutions.
    3. Official copy of evidence of licensure
    4. Current CV
    5. Personal statement – of interest in and motivation for the program and personal and professional goals.
    6. Current BLS certification

 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants when English is not their first language.
  • For Clinical Track:
    1. Must provide evidence of current employment in a clinical position as a practicing Physician Assistant.
    2. Must complete the Doctor of Medical Science questionnaire.
    3. Must have an appropriately board certified supervising physician to serve as the onsite supervisor during the clinical practicum.

A complete application file must be received no later than July 8, 2016, for consideration for fall 2016 admission.  All applications received after July 8, 2016, are considered for fall 2017 admission.

Interviews

Once the application and all the supporting material have been received in the LMU-DCOM admissions office, the applicant’s file will be reviewed by the admissions committee.  Interviews will be scheduled from March to June for the following August start date. The admission’s process operates on a rolling acceptance policy thus it is in the student’s best interest to apply as early as possible.

Admissions Notifications

Following the interview and receipt of all necessary information, the applicant’s file will again be reviewed by the admissions committee. Applicants will then be assigned to one of the following categories: 1) Accept, 2) Alternate/Hold, or 3) Reject.  Applicants will be notified in writing as soon as possible following the committee’s decision.

 

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