MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin’s Physician Assistant (PA) program is preparing to move one step closer to its accreditation with a site visit on Sept. 24 and 25 from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). During the visit to the Mequon campus, the members of the accreditation body will talk with administrators and faculty, along with reviewing the overall program and facilities.
The University’s program is applying for provisional accreditation and anticipates being accredited in March 2013. Accreditation is required prior to starting the program in order for graduates to be able to sit for the national certification exam for physician assistants, which is a credential required for state licensure.
“This is great opportunity for us to showcase our program’s facilities and to let the accreditation body know just how much support we’re receiving from not only CUW, but the surrounding,” said Dr. Michelle Heinan, director of the PA program
CUW becomes only the fifth university in the state of Wisconsin to have a PA program and will accept 30 students annually with applications for the first class being accepted June 1 through Dec. 1, 2012. The program will grant the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree to students..
For more additional information on the program, contact Kathy Butler in the Graduate Admission office at [email protected] or 262-243-4366.
Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin’s main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. The university and its 10 educational centers and classroom locations are home to 7,618 undergraduate and graduate, traditional, as well as non-traditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s degree programs, and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing Practice. The University also offers a variety of adult learning opportunities.
The university is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities. For more information on Concordia University Wisconsin, contact the university at (262) 243-4300 or visit their Web site at www.cuw.edu.