ARC-PA Announces Call for Public Commissioner – CLOSED

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) seeks applicants via nominations, by others or self-declared, for a commissioner position on the ARC-PA. The public commissioner serves as a consumer advocate, representing the public interest in relation to the accreditation of PA programs. The public commissioner is required to attend the semi-annual (March and September) meetings of the ARC-PA, contribute to discussions about accreditation status of programs, participate in site visits to PA programs, and act as a member of ARC-PA committees or task forces.

The term of appointment is three years, beginning January 1, 2017, with an opportunity for re-appointment for a second three-year term. For more information regarding the requirements to apply and the duties of a commissioner, please refer to the official ARC-PA announcement.

Nominations and applications, accompanied by a resume and a statement describing how the candidate’s experience and background will add to the evaluation of PA programs, should be forwarded via email to: by July 1, 2016.

Commissioner election will occur at the September 2016 commission meeting. Applicants will be notified of the results shortly after the meeting.