Accreditation

11 New Programs Cleared to Enroll Students

By Elizabeth AlesburyApril 13, 2016

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Responding to the exploding growth in the PA profession, new programs take root to meet the demand.

During the ARC-PA’s recent meeting, eleven new PA programs were awarded provisional accreditation by the Commission. This brings the total number of accredited entry-level programs to 210. The number of new programs predicted to open their doors by July 2018 currently stands at 36.

California Baptist University located in Riverside, California
Program Director: Allan M. Bedashi, DHSc, MSHPE, MPAS, PA-C

Case Western Reserve University located in Cleveland, Ohio
Program Director: Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science located in Los Angeles
Program Director: Katayoun Moini, PA-C, RD, MHS, CNSC

University of Dubuque located in Dubuque, Iowa
Program Director: Warren E. Gall, MD, FACS

Francis Marion University located in Florence, South Carolina
Program Director: James F. Hull, Jr., MPAS, PA-C

College of Saint Mary located in Omaha, Nebraska
Program Director: Shaun Lee Grammer, MS, PA-C

Sacred Heart University located in Fairfield, Connecticut
Program Director: Teresa Thetford, DHSc, MS, PA-C

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Program Director: Teresa R. Preston, MPAS, MBA, PA-C

Southern California University of Health Sciences located in Whittier, California
Program Director: Ingrid E. Patsch, MD

Stephens College located in Columbia, Missouri
Program Director: Eric D. Johnson, MS, PA-C

Temple University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Program Director: Kathryn McCluskey, JD, MPH, PA-C

Libby Alesbury
Elizabeth Alesbury

Elizabeth (Libby) is director of communications for the Physician Assistant Education Association. With a background in news, publications, television, and media relations, she joined PAEA in 2010.