Physician Assistant Accreditation

Physician Assistant BS/MS

The D'Youville College PA Department is accredited by ARC-PA and was the first program of its kind in western New York.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by D’Youville College. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.  The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2018. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Since 1995, the program has graduated over 550 physician assistants who work across the nation in a broad spectrum of medical disciplines.

In the summer of 2010, the D'Youville PA Department underwent a full accreditation review.  The accreditation reviewers found no areas of concern and made no recommendations for change to the Physician Assistant Department.  We were thus granted re-accreditation for the longest term before our next scheduled review (in seven years). This was a testament to the hard work and attention to student needs of our faculty and staff as well as to the academic achievements of our superior students and graduates.

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Physician assistant students presented their research findings to the campus community during their November 2011 poster presentation.

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