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2019 Public Member Announcement

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) seeks nominations for a public member commissioner. The ARC-PA is the recognized accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs to ensure their compliance with those standards.

The Public Member serves as a consumer advocate, representing the public interest in relation to the accreditation of physician assistant programs. The public member commissioner is expected to attend the three commission meetings (March, June and September) of the ARC-PA, contribute to discussions about accreditation status of programs, and participate in site visits to PA programs and as a member of ARC-PA committees or task forces. The term of appointment is 3 years with an opportunity for re-appointment for a second three-year term. For more information regarding the duties of a commissioner please contact the ARC-PA Executive Director.

The public member may not derive his or her livelihood from the Physician Assistant profession. Those working in educational administration, health-related organizations, and the accreditation community are not automatically excluded from consideration.

Travel and other direct costs related to the public member attending regular, special, or committee meetings, or site visits will be paid by the ARC-PA. Public Commissioners receive no compensation for their services.

The first term of office will begin January 1, 2020 and will end December 31, 2022.

To be considered (nominated or self-declared), please submit a resume and a statement describing your/their interest, experience and background that would support the mission of the ARC-PA.

Materials must be submitted via e-mail to: sharonluke@arc-pa.org by August 23, 2019.

2019-08-07T15:11:48-04:00August 7th, 2019|News|

ARC-PA will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th

Please note that the ARC-PA office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.  The office will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 8th.  Please be reminded that many topics and materials that may be of help to you are provided on our web site: www.arc-pa.org.

2019-07-01T08:31:22-04:00July 1st, 2019|News|

Office Closed Friday, June 7th

Our office will be CLOSED for an off-site meeting on Friday, June 7, 2019. 

We will RETURN on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Please be reminded that many topics and materials that may be of help to you are provided on our web site: www.arc-pa.org.

2019-06-05T16:08:30-04:00June 5th, 2019|News|

Office Closed Monday, May 27th

Please note that the ARC-PA office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.  The office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28th.  Please be reminded that many topics and materials that may be of help to you are provided on our web site: www.arc-pa.org.

2019-05-20T13:58:41-04:00May 20th, 2019|News|

ARC-PA Website Under Maintenance

The ARC-PA Website is currently under maintenance.  We appreciate your patience during this process. If you have any questions or concerns that you are unable to locate an answer for please give us a call at 770-476-1224.

2019-04-24T09:40:22-04:00April 24th, 2019|News|