A site visit team can conduct a thorough and accurate assessment of the proposed educational program for physician assistants within two days or less. Site visits should provide the site visit team members information on the planning and progress of the program, and should provide the team the opportunity to meet and discuss the program with its administration, faculty, staff, instructors and preceptors.
The primary responsibility of the site visit team is to verify, validate, and clarify, if necessary, the information supplied by the program in its application forms and descriptive narrative report. The purpose of the site visit is to assess the program's compliance with the Standards and the nature and manner in which the program's objectives and problems are being pursued.
The actual schedule should not vary from the model below, and the types of activities listed here should be included.
The Program Director must consult with the site visit team chair before final scheduling occurs. This is best handled when the team chair has a copy of the proposed schedule in hand. A detailed copy of the site visit schedule that provides additional explanatory comments and addresses the purpose of each activity is available below. Program directors should review this detailed schedule carefully and plan their own schedule accordingly, remembering to discuss schedule details with the site visit team chair.
Site Visit Template Schedule (11.2013), to be given to the team