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Program Overview

Program Overview

With a robust healthcare ecosystem and growing medical education contingency, there is no better place to reach your potential as a physician assistant than in Nashville, the healthcare industry capital of the U.S.  Let us help you prepare for your future career as a PA through excellence in education, meaningful engagement, and the empowerment of students.  With small class sizes, veteran faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, the School of Physician Assistant Studies offers a top-tier education aimed at impacting healthcare, one student at a time.

At Lipscomb University, Christian faith is foundational, infused in both the curriculum and the campus community. Our PA program will serve your spiritual and vocational goals, as you train to serve others.

On your way to becoming a PA,  our dedicated faculty and staff will mentor and guide you through every step of the process, remaining invested in your success. Once you graduate, you will become peers and colleagues in one of the fastest-growing and most rewarding health professions in the United States.

Your journey starts now… at the Lipscomb University School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Preceptor Information

The School of Physician Assistant Studies is always interested in recruiting skilled and experienced providers to educate our students during the clinical portion of the program’s curriculum. Precepting PA students is an enriching experience for providers and students alike.

Do you remember the provider that inspired you?

Be a Light! Become a Lipscomb Preceptor and impact healthcare one student at a time.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Lipscomb University is dedicated to fostering excellence in healthcare education and preparing compassionate, skilled practitioners for the dynamic field of medicine. Our program seeks to attract motivated individuals committed to making a difference in patient care. Before embarking on this rewarding journey, prospective students should familiarize themselves with our admission requirements to ensure a smooth application process. Whether you're a recent graduate, a career changer, or a seasoned healthcare professional looking to advance your career, our comprehensive admission criteria provide a pathway for diverse applicants to join our esteemed community of healthcare professionals. Explore the following requirements to learn how you can begin your transformative educational experience with us.

The admission requirements below apply to the 2024-2025 admissions cycle.

Requirements Overview

Admission Process



Our courses are the result of extensive research, evidence-based insights, and expert input, ensuring that you receive the most up-to-date and relevant content available. As you navigate through our curriculum, you will find a diverse array of subjects and topics, all sequenced and aimed at providing you with a solid foundation and advancing your knowledge for entry into clinical practice as a physician assistant.

At the Lipscomb University School of Physician Assistant Studies, we are committed to your success, and our curriculum reflects that dedication. So, take a moment to explore our required curricular components, which will undoubtedly resonate with your goals and aspirations. 

Curriculum: 2024-2025 Academic Year

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid


Tuition and Fees for 2024-25

  Tuition Fees Total
Semester 1 $15,250 $2,791 $18,041
Semester 2 $15,250 $2,001 $17,251
Semester 3 $15,250 $2,001 $17,251
Semester 4 $15,250 $2,196 $17,446
Semester 5 $15,250 $1,134 $16,384
Semester 6 $15,250 $1,134 $16,384
Semester 7 $15,250 $1,384 $16,584
Tuition and Fees Total     $119,391
Estimated Medical Equipment Expense     $800
Total Cost1 $120,191

1 All amounts shown are estimates and subject to change. 

Financial Aid


First Time PANCE Pass Rate for the Class of 2023


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.


With a focus on faith, we offer a top-tier education aimed at impacting healthcare, one student at a time.

Nashville, TN

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville, Tennessee, an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

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Our Faculty

  • Jason Huddleston headshot

    Jason Huddleston

    Associate Dean

    Jason H. Huddleston is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Physician Assistant Studies program. Dr. Huddleston holds a Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg...

    Meet Jason Huddleston
  • Wade Denney headshot

    Wade Denney

    Medical Director

    Dr. Denney returned to Lipscomb to join the faculty of the School of Physician Assistant Studies as Medical Director in 2020. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Lipscomb...

    Meet Wade Denney
  • Linda Elrod headshot

    Linda Elrod

    Associate Professor

    Elrod ('77), assistant professor of physician assistant studies, holds a Master of Science in Medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University and is a Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C). She has eight years of...

    Meet Linda Elrod
  • Lizzie Monroe headshot

    Lizzie Monroe

    Principal Faculty

    Dr. Monroe joined the faculty of the School of Physician Assistant Studies in 2023. She obtained her medical degree from Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She...

    Meet Lizzie Monroe
  • Casie Ramierz headshot

    Casie Sanders-Ramirez

    Assistant Professor

    An Alabama native, Casie comes to us with nine years of experience as a physician assistant in various clinical settings. She obtained her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from the...

    Meet Casie Sanders-Ramirez
  • Matt Steidl headshot

    Matt Steidl

    Associate Professor

    Matt ('00) met his wife Erin (Tews '99) at Lipscomb as an undergraduate. He and Erin have three daughters. He worked as a software engineer for Lockheed Martin on the...

    Meet Matt Steidl
  • Lipscomb Featured Faculty

    Richard Thompson

    Adjunct Faculty

    Meet Richard Thompson
  • Byron Turkett headshot

    Byron Turkett

    Director of Clinical Education - PA Program

    Byron E. Turkett is an Associate Professor and the Director, Clinical Education of the PA Studies Program. Mr. Turkett holds a Master's Degree in PA Studies from the University of...

    Meet Byron Turkett
  • Cindy Wingert headshot

    Cindy Wingert

    Associate Professor

    With over 17 years of teaching experience, Cindy comes to Lipscomb University from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Cindy's primary area of interest is teaching human gross anatomy; however,...

    Meet Cindy Wingert
  • Abbey Wu headshot

    Abbey Wu

    Assistant Professor

    Abbey Wu is an Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant studies where she provides didactic education and supports the Director of Clinical Education to help empower aspiring Physician Assistant students reach...

    Meet Abbey Wu

Career Paths

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.