Boston University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Please click on each question heading below to learn more about the Boston Physician Assistant Profession.
Why should I consider Boston University’s PA program over other programs?
If you are interested in becoming a healthcare provider who is committed to serving the under served, practices medicine as a team enterprise, and want a highly committed faculty teaching you how to do all of this, then BU may be the place for you. We are looking to educate highly skilled clinicians and future leaders of the profession who will contribute to solutions of the problems of healthcare. Should we accept you and you choose to come here, you will be challenged both academically and clinically. In addition, many students are attracted to the program because of its interprofessional education emphasis.
What is the BU Program accreditation status?
Accreditation is required of all Physician Assistant programs. Our program has applied and been approved for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The program matriculated its first class in April of 2014. Provisional accreditation is awarded when a program currently holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first cohort of students. Final provisional program monitoring visit is scheduled for Spring 2018. We will update our status in our Accreditation Statement as more information becomes available.
What is the BU PA Program U.S. News and World Report Ranking?
U.S. News and World Report Rankings are available for PA Programs that have ARC-PA continuing accreditation only. Since the BU PA Program is in its last year of the provisional status, the program is not ranked by the U.S. News and World Report magazine.