Accreditation and PANCE

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The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Alabama. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2024. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Graduate Performance on Certification Exam Results

Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), which is required by the State Board of Medical Examiners in most states to practice as a physician assistant. 
Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Performance Summary Report (PANCE) as provided by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

ARC-PA Student Attrition Table

In order to be in compliance with the 5th edition accreditation standard A3.12i, the program has completed the ARC-PA Student Attrition Table.