Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is advancing the physician assistant (PA) profession by educating the highly proficient PAs the country needs. Yale PA Online prepares patient-focused clinicians through a curriculum that blends online classes and course work with in-person clinical rotations and immersions. Students become PAs who can work on health care teams to help meet the country’s need for primary care practitioners.
The program can be completed in 28 months of full-time study and is delivered through three integrated components:
Yale PA Online prepares students to become certified physician assistants by passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). Graduates of the program will also be prepared to pursue state licensure.
With the country’s shortage of primary care physicians, PAs are becoming more prevalent. According to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report:*
2019 Best Jobs in Health Care: #2
Best 100 Jobs in America (2019): #3
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Yale Physician Assistant Online Program sponsored by Yale School of Medicine.
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.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.