Accreditation

9 New PA Programs Join the Ranks

By Meredith WiseOctober 28, 2016

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The PA education community continued to grow this year, welcoming a total of 20 new programs into the fold.

It’s that time of year again — when ARC-PA announces the most recent batch of provisionally accredited PA programs. With these nine new additions — and the October 1st closing of the Riverside Community College/Moreno Valley College program — the total number of entry-level accredited programs rose to 218. Looking ahead, ARC-PA predicts a potential 32 additional new programs by January 2019.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to the following programs:

Chapman University located in Irvine, California
Program Director: Robert Wendell Young, MS, PA-C

Dominican University located in River Forest, Illinois
Program Director: Richard Salcido, MD, EdD

North Greenville University located in Greer, South Carolina
Program Director: Gregory James Davenport, DHSc, PA-C

South University–Richmond located in Glen Allen, Virginia
Program Director: Robert C. Hill, MPA, PA-C

University of Evansville located in Evansville, Indiana
Program Director: Michael Shannon Roscoe, PhD, MPAS, PA-C

University of Saint Joseph located in West Hartford, Connecticut
Program Director: Carrie D. Walker, MPAS, MS, PA-C

University of South Carolina School of Medicine–Columbia located in Columbia, South Carolina
Program Director: Amy Marie Allen, MHS, EdS, PA-C

University of South Florida located in Tampa, Florida
Program Director: Todd Wills, MD

University of the Pacific located in Sacramento, California
Program Director: Mark P. Christiansen, PhD, PA-C

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Meredith Wise

Meredith Wise is the manager of communications for the Physician Assistant Education Association. She has a background in communications and joined PAEA in 2016.