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Application and Admission

**Students applying to a LMU PA Program must apply separately to
the LMU-Knoxville PA Program and the LMU-Harrogate PA Program.**

LMU-Knoxville PA Program

Application and Admission 

The LMU-Knoxville PA Program seeks to recruit, matriculate, and graduate highly motivated applicants whose professional and personal goals are consistent with the mission of LMU and the vision, mission, and goals of the Program. Application and admissions criteria reflect the academic aptitude, personal attributes, and prior experiences in health care essential for success in the Program. 

 

Important Dates

  • April 30, 2020: CASPA cycle opens.
  • November 2020: Interviews begin.
  • January 15, 2021: Deadline for application to be completed and verified by CASPA.
  • January 15, 2021: Deadline for submission of the supplemental application 
  • June 30, 2021: Deadline for submission of matriculation materials.
  • October 1, 2021: Classes begin for the PA 2023 cohort.
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How to Apply

  1.  Applications for admission are only accepted through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. Only applications that are verified by CASPA are reviewed.  This means that a complete application was submitted (including  submission of transcripts and three reference letters) and all grade point averages (GPAs) have been calculated by CASPA.  Request official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to be submitted to CASPA from Education Testing Services (ETS) using our Designated Institution (DI) Code 4376. Please note that the LMU-Knoxville PA Program requires at least one evaluation to be completed by a PA, MD, DO or NP.   Please review our admissions requirements prior to beginning your CASPA application. 

  2. Applicants are also required to submit the LMU-Knoxville PA Program supplemental application. This supplemental application allows applicants to provide further information regarding their health care experience.  

  3. A complete application includes a CASPA-verified application (including transcripts and GRE scores) and a complete supplemental application. After reviewing complete applications, the Admissions Committee determines which applicants are selected for an interview with program faculty and health care professionals.  Those applicants are then contacted via telephone and/or email to schedule an interview. Applicants with stronger academic profiles and those who meet the Program’s preferences (https://www.lmunet.edu/school-of-medical-sciences/pa-knoxville/preferences.php) are more likely to be selected for an interview. During the interview, the applicant has an opportunity to discuss their academic aptitude and personal attributes that will help them be successful in the Program.  This is also an excellent opportunity for applicants to determine if their expectations for a PA training program align with the Program’s curriculum and culture. 

**Please note that submission of a complete application does not guarantee an invitation for an interview and completion of an interview does not guarantee an offer for admission.**      

Evaluation Letters (Professional Reference Letters)

The Program requires 3 professional reference letters (submitted to CASPA) that address an applicant's academic readiness for the rigor of the Program curriculum and your professional conduct.  At least 1 letter must be from a PA, MD, DO or NP.