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Accreditation of Physician Assistant Program



According to Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) September 20,2013, "The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class."

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 accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Higher Learning Commission accreditation approval occurred March 2014. Accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents since 2013.

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