Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Lincoln Memorial University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU)-Harrogate Physician Assistant Program (LMUHarrogate PA Program) sponsored by Lincoln Memorial University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation-Continued remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn by the ARC-PA for failure to comply with the ARC-PA Standards. The approximate date for the next comprehensive review of the LMU-Harrogate PA Program by the ARC-PA will be March 2025.
The ARC-PA Standards are available at (http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/standards-of-accreditation/), or at: Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, or call (770) 476-1224.
PA graduates must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) in order to practice in all U.S. states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. PA graduates are only eligible to take the PANCE if they have graduated from a PA program accredited by the ARC-PA. The LMU-Harrogate PA Program is responsible for obtaining and maintaining ARC-PA Accreditation and for complying with ARC-PA Standards and policies. The Program will inform all matriculating and enrolled PA Students in person and/or via LMU student email or U.S. mail to the mailing address provided by the student of any change in the Program’s ARC-PA Accreditation status in addition to posting this information on the Program’s website.