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North Central College’s MSPAS program featured in local media

Nov 22, 2021

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program’s accreditation was highlighted

North Central College’s recently launched Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program has received its Initial Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), the accrediting body for physician assistant education. This distinction means that the College will welcome its first cohort of MSPAS students this January in compliance with the high standards of excellence and innovation established by ARC-PA.

The College’s MSPAS program will span 24 months, with the first year primarily devoted to content area instruction, followed by a year of clinical rotations. The program will emphasize the importance of hands-on experience, communication skills, and relationship building.

The program’s recent accreditation was featured in local media outlets: