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CHSP’s Physician Assistant programs earns accreditation-continued status

CHSP’s Physician Assistant programs earns accreditation-continued status
The Physician Assistant Class of 2019 is shown during last year's White Coat Ceremony.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Ohio University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Ohio 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2029 March. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

“We are extremely pleased and excited that we were granted accreditation-continued status from ARC–PA for 10 years. The faculty and staff have worked so hard for this achievement. Their dedication and commitment to our PA students and overall success of this program is beyond measure,” said Melissa Bowlby, assistant clinical professor and the program’s director. “The senior leadership were also instrumental in their direction of our program. Without their continual support, this achievement would not have been possible. Achieving this 10-year accreditation augments our PA program’s mission to provide a curriculum that focuses on quality care for our patients.”