Accreditation Status

At its March 2019 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) placed the Francis Marion University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the Francis Marion University on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in September 2020.

Accreditation – Probation accreditation  is a temporary status of accreditation, up to two years, granted when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation-Provisional or Accreditation-Continued does not 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manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn.

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

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Accreditation-History-Francis-Marion-247.pdf