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ARC-PA Accreditation

The D'Youville Physician Assistant Department is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). 

D'Youville's Physician Assistant program was the first program of its kind in Western New York.

More about ARC-PA can be found on

Accreditation Status

At its September 2021 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.(ARC-PA) placed the D’Youville University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by D’Youville University on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review. The next review is currently scheduled to occur in September 2024.

Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation-Provisional or Accreditation-Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website here:  Accreditation History

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).