The purpose of the site visit is to verify, validate, and clarify, if necessary, the information supplied by the program in its application evidence of  its compliance with the Standards. The visit focuses on the program self study and how the program’s self-identified concerns and problems are being addressed in relation to the Standards.

A site visit team can conduct a thorough and accurate assessment of the proposed educational program for physician assistants within two days or less. Site visits should provide the site visit team members information on the planning and progress of the program, and should provide the team the opportunity to meet and discuss the program with its administration, faculty, staff and preceptors.