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Physician Assistant

Accreditation

The RIT PA program enrolled its first students in September 1993 and the program received initial accreditation in 1994. Physician Assistants must graduate from an accredited program to be eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Board Examination (PANCE), required for practice in many states, including New York. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the RIT Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be April 2017. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

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