Accreditation

5 Programs Earn Provisional Accreditation

By Meredith WiseApril 17, 2019

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The PA education family continues its growth spurt.

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 is now 243. ARC-PA estimates a potential 59 additional programs could be approved to open their doors by September 2023.

Congratulations to the following programs:

Creighton University, located in Omaha, NE
Program Director: Stephane P. VanderMeulen, MPAS, PA-C

Frostburg State University, located in Hagerstown, MD
Program Director: Beth Smolko, DMSc

Gannon University, located in Ruskin, FL
Program Director: Michele M. Roth-Kauffman, JD, MPAS, PA-C

Samford University, located in Birmingham, AL
Program Director: Paul Harrelson, MSPAS

The University of Tampa, located in Tampa, FL
Program Director: Johnna Yealy, PhD, 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.