The Marist College Physician Assistant Program is committed to graduating entry-level, competent healthcare providers trained to practice ethically and culturally sensitive medicine in a team environment, and who will be life-long learners with a commitment to community service and the overall success of the profession.
Develop healthcare providers capable of functioning successfully within interprofessional teams
Encourage engagement in community service
Develop lifelong learners
Foster commitment to the advancement of the profession
Meet or exceed national pass rate for first-time Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) takers
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Marist College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by MaristCollege.
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.