physician assistant education


The UC San Diego School of Medicine, Richard C. and Rita L. Atkinson Physician Assistant Education Program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The UC San Diego School of Medicine, Richard C. and Rita L. Atkinson Physician Assistant Education Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2024, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2023 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.