Postgraduate Programs

Accreditation Resources for Clinical Postgraduate PA Programs

The ARC-PA has developed several resources for programs to review and consider as they prepare their application materials. Several of these are described below.

Accreditation Manual

(July 2012)

The new Accreditation Manual is ready! Designed for use by currently accredited Clinical Postgraduate PA programs and those interested in starting such programs, the manual includes selected policies, the Standards, 2nd edt ion, and suggestions for demonstrating compliance with the Standards..

ARC-PA Policies

(May 2012)

The ARC-PA has posted its policies as an informational resource for physician assistant program faculty, staff and the general public in reference to Commission activities directly related to program accreditation. These policies include those related to clinical postgraduate programs.

Preparing for a Site Visit

Information on this topic will be posted here after the Standards, 2nd edition, are effective in July, 2012. Programs preparing for a visit prior to that time should contact the ARC-PA site visitor scheduled for the visit about visit details.

Analysis and the SSR Power Point Show

Information on this topic will be posted here after the Standards, 2nd edition, are effective in July, 2012.

Syllabi, Competencies, Objectives

The ARC-PA has developed a document entitled “Syllabi, Competencies, and Instructional Objectives: A Guide for Clinical Postgraduate PA Program Faculty” to provide a brief description of the role of the syllabus, and the similarities and differences between instructional objectives and competencies.

Organizing Materials for a Site Visit

Information on this topic will be posted here after the Standards, 2nd edition, are effective in July, 2012.