The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC- PA) has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Florida International University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
The approximate date for the next validation review by the ARC-PA is June 2017.