Introducing Our Newest Colleagues: Five New Programs Earn Provisional Accreditation

PAs are talented, innovative, compassionate healthcare providers transforming patient care across the country. With over 50 specialties, lateral mobility, and the opportunity to work collaboratively across teams, it’s no surprise that the profession – and the number of PA programs – continues to grow.

Last week, ARC-PA announced that it has awarded provisional accreditation to five new entry-level PA programs, bringing the total number of programs nationally to 282.

We would like to extend a warm welcome and “congratulations” to our newest colleagues!

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florham Park, New Jersey
Program Director: Nora Lowy, PhD, MPA, PA-C

Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Program Director: Gwen Ferdinand-Jacob, DHSc, MPAS, PC-C

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Program Director: John G. McGinnity, MS, PA-C

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Program Director: Catherine “Marie” Patterson, MSM, DHSc, PA-C

North Central College
Naperville, Illinois 60450
Program Director: Thomas Meersman, DHSc, PA-C