Accreditation is a process of external peer review to assure standards of excellence and quality are met. Graduation from an accredited PA program is now a prerequisite to practice as a PA in the United States and to sit for the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistant certifying examination.
The Missouri State University Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Missouri State University. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 March 2019. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.