AdventHealth University’s (AHU) Physician Assistant (PA) program announced their accreditation approval from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).
Prior to this, the PA program’s accreditation status was Accreditation- provisional. The process to achieve Accreditation- continued (full accreditation) takes approximately 3 to 4 years for a new PA program. Department Chair and Program Director, Dr. Kerry Whitaker says that this accomplishment means the program is fully recognized as an accredited PA program. “As one could imagine, I personally had a big sigh of relief when I heard the news.” said Whitaker, “I immediately thanked God and my family, for providing me the strength and support to lead a phenomenal team through this journey.” Moving forward the PA Program will continue following their ongoing program assessment timeline and making date driven decisions needed in order to maintain accreditation.