Lincoln Memorial University

Dean's Message

Welcome to the LMU-DCOM Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) website.  I am excited to announce the approval of this new program by SACS.

As a long time physician and an advocate for quality healthcare, I am encouraged that patients will benefit from an integrated team care approach. The development of the Physician Assistant profession was a result of a commitment to a strong partnership established between health care providers. In a similar fashion, the establishment of this new DMS program is made possible through the partnership of Osteopathic and Allopathic physicians committed to advancing the strong clinical skills and knowledge possessed by Physician Assistants.

The program’s curriculum is designed to fill the educational gaps between the foundational physician and physician assistant curricula, incorporating current clinical trends and evidence based medicine, and modeling after physician graduate medical education.

Upon completion, the Doctor of Medical Science candidate will reach competencies in advanced academics, advanced clinical knowledge, and advanced clinical skills.

Feel free to browse our website for more information and thank you for your interest in the LMU-DCOM Doctor of Medical Science program.



Paul Serrell, M.D.




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