The ARC-PA encourages excellence in PA education through its accreditation process by establishing and maintaining standards of quality for educational programs. It awards accreditation to programs through a peer review process that includes documentation and periodic site visit evaluation to substantiate compliance with the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education. The accreditation process is designed to encourage sound educational practices and innovation by programs and to stimulate continuous self-study and improvement.

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The ARC-PA encourages all program faculty and staff to understand the importance of accreditation and become familiar with the ARC-PA accreditation process.  To make this important information readily available to all faculty and staff, the ARC-PA has created the Overview of the Accreditation Process presentation.  This video addresses the organizational structure of the ARC-PA, key elements in navigating and understanding accreditation standards, important ARC-PA policies, and guidance to find additional information.

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ARC-PA Observed Holiday Schedule for 2022

New Year’s Day Jan 3, 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan 17, 2022
President’s Day Feb 21, 2022
Good Friday Apr 15, 2022
Memorial Day May 30, 2022
Juneteenth Jun 20,2022
Independence Day Jul 4, 2022
Labor Day Sep 5, 2022
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Oct 10, 2022
Veterans Day Nov 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Day Nov 24, 2022
Day after Thanksgiving Nov 25, 2022
Holiday Break Dec 23, 2022 thru Dec 30, 2022