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Accreditation Information

Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of PA Medicine has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Michigan State University, PA Medicine program anticipates matriculating its first class in May 2022, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2021 ARC-PA meeting. 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. 

Applicants for the inaugural MSUCOM PA Medicine cohort will be notified only after the program receives notification of the September 2021 meeting decision of the ARC-PA Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) regarding the program Accreditation-Provisional application status. If the program is not granted Accreditation-Provisional status, all applicants will be notified, and the program will not accept any applicants for admission. Additionally, any applicants who completed a secondary MSUCOM application will be refunded the secondary application fee.

MSUCOM Department of PA Medicine will only admit less than or equal to the number of students that are approved by the ARC-PA. At no time will the program exceed the approved number of students by the ARC-PA. 

For additional information on accreditation visit the ARC-PA website or at:

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Ga 30097

(770) 476-1738