4 New Programs Join the PA Education Ranks

By Meredith WiseJuly 31, 2019

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Welcome to our newest colleagues!

ARC-PA recently announced the newest group of PA programs to receive provisional accreditation. With these additions, the total number of accredited entry-level programs now stands at 246. ARC-PA estimates a potential 58 additional programs could be approved to open their doors by September 2023.

Congratulations to the following programs:

College of Saint Elizabeth located in Morristown, NJ
Program Director: Medea Y. Valdez, DHEd, PA-C

Presbyterian College located in Clinton, SC
Program Director: Joseph G. Weber, DHSc, MPAS, MBA, PA-C

South College – Nashville located in Nashville, TN
Program Director: George (Rick) Hillegas, EdD, MPH, PA-C

University of the Cumberlands – Northern Kentucky located in Florence, KY
Program Director: Melissa Blair Whitaver, MPAS, PA-C

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.