The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Alabama. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Graduate Performance on Certification Exam Results
Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), which is required by the State Board of Medical Examiners in most states to practice as a physician assistant.
Class Graduation Year
Number of First Time Takers
Program First Time Taker Pass Rate
National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year
Class of 2010
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Class of 2013
Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate for Program:92%
Five Year National First Time Taker Average: 93%