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8 New Programs Get the Green Light

By Elizabeth AlesburyOctober 28, 2020

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As the demand for PAs grows, new programs from coast to coast prepare to open their doors.

During the ARC-PA meeting in September, provisional accreditation was awarded to eight entry-level PA programs, including one in Puerto Rico. This now brings the total number of accredited entry-level programs to 268.

PAEA would like to extend a warm welcome to the following programs:

Brenau University
Gainesville, Georgia
Program Director: Julie B. Keena, DHSc, PA-C

George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon
Program Director: Gregory Davenport, DHSc, PA-C

Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Program Director: Dawn LaBarbera, PhD, PA-C

Mississippi State University
Meridian, Mississippi
Program Director: Debra S. Munsell, DHSc, PA-C

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Program Director: Charity Ramsey Irizarry, MCMSc, PA-C

South University-West Palm Beach
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Program Director: Ilaria S. Gadalla, DMSc, PA-C

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, Texas
Program Director: Wendi Cheryl Stewart, MS, PA-C

University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, Michigan
Program Director: Stephanie J. Gilkey, MS, PA-C

Libby Alesbury
Elizabeth Alesbury

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