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. Recently, the PA profession topped US News and World Report's job ranking list.
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
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Mississippi State University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Mississippi State University.
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.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-mississippi-state-university-meridian.
For more information on the developing Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).