Statement from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Accreditation:
“Misericordia University has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Misericordia University anticipates matriculating its first class in July 2018, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2018 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. The Misericordia University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation is not received.”
Statement from the PA Program:
Please Note: If the Misericordia University Physician Assistant program is not granted Accreditation – Provisional status during the March 2018 meeting of the ARC PA Commissioners, the PA program will not commence and all applicants who have been accepted into the PA program will not be eligible to matriculate as planned. Additionally, all applicants will receive a full refund of any money received as a deposit or paid as tuition.