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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.

What is the Boston University Physician Assistant 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 will matriculate its first class in April, 2014.  Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for new PA programs that have not yet enrolled students, but at the time of the comprehensive accreditation review, have demonstrated preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards. The next accreditation site visit date for the program has not yet been announced by the ARC-PA. The program will maintain an updated status in our Accreditation Statement.

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