Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. The purpose of the University Research Council (URC) is to serve as an advisory body to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) on matters pertaining to the advancement of scholarship through the development of research and creative activities at Lipscomb University. Details: Equipped with a Lipscomb foundation, you will be prepared to complete a professional PA program, so that after approximately two graduate years, you will be qualified to begin diagnosing diseases, creating treatment plans, prescribing medications and providing other health care services for a wide variety of patients. A PA can diagnose a patient and prescribe treatment. One University Park Drive Nashville, TN 37204-3951 615.966.1000 • 800.333.4358. www.lipscomb.edu. PA PROGRAM FACULTY & STAFF Why Become a … Guided by the tradition of compassionate health care exemplified by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, the Physician Assistant Program will develop graduates who will provide evidence based, patient centered medical care in diverse settings, and who are committed to … One University Park Drive Total 4,620 students have enrolled into Lipscomb University where 2,938 students have enroll into undergraduate programs and 1,682 students for graduate programs. Physician assistants have many of the same responsibilities as doctors, though they work under a physician's or surgeon's supervision. Nashville, TN 37204 The ARC-PA accreditation standards examine university resources and support, faculty resources, curriculum development and student support services. Lipscomb University is a Churches of Christ affiliated liberal arts institution in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The program has added two faculty members, Linda Elrod and Dr. Terri Jerkins, this summer to bring the PA master’s program to seven full-time faculty, one being a medical director. The core physician and PA faculty have over 130 years of cumulative healthcare experience and represent leaders within the PA profession and PA education. Students who wish to apply to the physician assistant program must submit the application and documentation to CASPA. Official transcripts from each college/university attended must be mailed directly to: CASPA P.O. Applicants may have up to nine credit hours (or 3 courses) of course work in progress at the time of application.