A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services.
For more information about the profession, please review the PA professional websites
- American Academy of PAs AAPA
- National Commission of the Certification of Physician Assistants NCCPA
- Physician Assistant Education Association PAEA
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant ARC-PA
- Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants CASPA
Mississippi State University-Meridian has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Mississippi State University-Meridian anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achievement of Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2020 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 program will not commence in the event Accreditation-Provisional is not granted.
For more information on the developing Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).