The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of Bridgeport. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2020. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The University’s Physician Assistant Program was required to submit a report to the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Upon receipt of the report, the Commission voted not to accept it and to require a new report, due no later than December 11 of 2015. Between now and the time that the Commission receives and accepts the new report, the Physician Assistant Program is on Administrative Probation, as described directly below.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has placed the University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant program sponsored by the University of Bridgeport on Accreditation – Administrative Probation status.
Accreditation – Administrative Probation is a temporary status of accreditation granted when a program has not complied with an administrative requirement. Once placed on Administrative Probation, a program that fails to comply with administrative requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having its accreditation withdrawn.
The program’s compliance with administrative requirements will be reviewed by the commission by March 2016. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Specific questions regarding the program and its plans should be directed to the program director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).
We note and emphasize that this status is not a reflection of the academic quality of our Program, and that we fully expect that our next report will result in the lifting of the administrative probation status.