Program Defined Expectations
The power point slide handout from the ARC-PA presentation at the PAEA Memphis meeting in October 2013 about Program-Defined Expectations as they relate to the Standards is available here.
Analysis and the SSR
A revised Data Analysis Resource document addressing the components of data analysis as they relate to the Standards, 4th edition and, Self-Study Report, is available here!
Responding to ARC-PA Observations or Citations
The Accreditation Manual (available in the Standards section of the web site), in addition to presenting information on interpreting and complying with the Standards, contains important information about ARC-PA policies and procedures. This document is excerpted directly from the manual. Programs are to follow directions in correspondence from the ARC-PA about how to submit reports and materials to the ARC-PA. Programs should not upload documents to the Program Management Portal unless instructed to do so.
Important Notes to Programs / Portal Pointers
The ARC-PA is in the midst of its transition to the new accreditation process. Changes related to this change are reflected in this website. Each accredited program received an individual correspondence with details about how the process will be implemented.
The Fall 2013 Notes to Programs document includes information from the September 2013 commission meeting. Programs should read this as well as past Notes documents available here.
Portal Pointers are sent to programs and posted here shortly after each commission meeting and periodically during the year. A 2013 special edition of Portal Pointers focused solely on the submission of the 2013 Program Required Annual Report of the ARC-PA is posted here. Of note is that programs will not be updating the SCPE tab of their portals for the 2013 submission. A revised SCPE HELP document will be provided all programs. The SCPE tab update will be due in the summer of 2014.
Other editions of Portal Pointers are posted below.
ARC-PA Bylaws and Policies
The ARC-PA Bylaws and Policy Manual are available here as informational resources for physician assistant program faculty, staff and the general public. The Accreditation Manual is being updated and will include references to these policies where appropriate.
The Standards Degree Deadline Issue
The ARC-PA has developed a document to provide clarification about the masters degree requirement as described in the Standards, 4th edition. This document addresses expectations for all programs that do not yet confer a graduate degree.
Syllabi, Competencies, Objectives
Syllabi, Instructional Objectives and Learning Outcomes, for entry-level PA programs, Standards 4th edition.
Syllabi, Competencies, Objectives , for clinical postgraduate PA programs.