Seeking ARC-PA Commissioner Candidates

Are you a leader in PA education who is looking to have an impact on education at the national level? PAEA is periodically called upon to nominate qualified and engaged PA educators to serve as commissioners for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). We are seeking qualified nominees to advance to the ARC-PA for one open commissioner position.

Service as an ARC-PA commissioner provides the PA education community with the opportunity to be involved in the national dialogue around accreditation and program quality. Ideal nominees will have a demonstrated commitment to, and relevant experience in, the PA profession and PA education, as well as a solid understanding of the role of accreditation in educational excellence. Prior leadership experience on an organizational board and demonstrated influential leadership would be beneficial, as would the ability to think and plan strategically and long-term.

In addition, PAEA is seeking individuals who:

  • Can think generatively, using evidence-informed approaches
  • Understand the broad health care landscape and the continuum of education
  • Have had prior leadership experience with PAEA and understand the relationship between PAEA and the ARC-PA

The new commissioner will be selected by the ARC-PA from the slate of two or three candidates nominated by PAEA and will serve a complete three-year term, from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2021. They also will be eligible for a second consecutive three-year term. Please see additional information describing the role and responsibilities of this position. Finally, it would be advisable to be familiar with PAEA’s position on outcomes-based accreditation, outlined in this task force briefing paper.

To be considered, please email a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position along with a current, abbreviated CV to Steven Lane at by Monday, August 6, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Candidates may need to be available for phone interviews in mid-August for final selection.