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USciences’ Physician Assistant Program Achieves Accreditation from ARC-PA

By Jenna Pizzi

Published on June 15, 2020

University of the Sciences has received notification from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant that the University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program has been granted provisional accreditation and may begin enrolling students. 

The announcement follows a review based on a site visit, application, and report submitted to the ARC-PA board.  Forty students will begin in the program starting in Fall 2020. Following a two-year period of provisional accreditation, USciences will apply for continued accreditation from ARC-PA, the second step in this process.

“We are very pleased with ARC-PA’s announcement,” said USciences President Paul Katz, MD. “We have been able to show during our site visits and in our report that USciences is prepared and well equipped to instruct future physician assistants and help them to become outstanding healthcare practitioners and leaders.”

The 24-month physician assistant program prepares students with instruction in state-of-the-art classrooms, an interdisciplinary curriculum, and nine clinical rotations. Located in Philadelphia--one of the largest medical hubs in the US--USciences prepares these students to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and take their places as healthcare providers. 

Learn more about the PA Program.

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