Lake Erie College will matriculate its first class in the summer of 2014. Those who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. Only graduates of programs accredited by the ARC-PA or its predecessors are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). Certification is required to be eligible for licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant.
The PA program at Lake Erie College is pending final approval from the Higher Learning Commission. Higher Learning Commission application was submitted in March 2013 and the on site visit occurred December 2, 2013. Ohio Board of Regents site visit occurred April 2013 and recently awarded accreditation.