Keys to Success
In addition to drive, focus, and a desire to improve lives through healthcare, you should be able to demonstrate good working relationships with patients and co-workers. This will help you to successfully complete the PA program, pass the national certifying examination, and go on to have a satisfying career.
The South College core faculty members take a personalized approach to education, and are frequently available to answer questions and provide guidance. Our adjunct faculty consists of local physicians and physician assistants who are committed to acting as mentors in our students’ education, and you can find additional support from course tutors and the Writing Lab.
The Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is the most advanced degree in this field offered at South College.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the South College Masters of Health Science Physician Assistant Program sponsored by South College. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The South College Physician Assistant Program in Knoxville, Tennessee is in the process of seeking approval from the ARC-PA for an extension campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The ARC-PA will make a determination about the extension request during the June 2019 agenda meeting. If approved, the anticipated start date for the South College campus in Atlanta, Georgia will be October 1, 2019. If the ARC-PA does not approve the extension to the Atlanta campus, students who were offered a seat at the Atlanta campus and paid the $1,500 seat deposit will receive a refund of the seat deposit. There is a rolling admissions process for each campus, Knoxville campus and the Atlanta campus, in which seats for each class are offered at a designated campus from November through May. If the Atlanta campus is not approved by ARC-PA, students offered a seat in Atlanta will not be granted a seat in the Knoxville Program.
South College – Nashville has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). South College – Nashville anticipates matriculating its first class in October 2019 pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the June 2019 ARC-PA meeting. 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. If the ARC-PA does not approve Accreditation-Provisional Status to the Nashville campus, students who were offered a seat at the Nashville campus and paid the $1,500 seat deposit will receive a refund of the seat deposit.
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