Physician Assistant (MS)

Masters of Science In Physician Assistant Studies

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation - Administrative Probation* status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Indiana State University.

* "Accreditation-Administrative Probation" is a temporary status granted when a program has not complied with an administrative requirement, such as failure to pay fees or submit required reports. 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manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having its accreditation withdrawn.

PROGRAM MISSION

The mission of the Indiana State University Physician Assistant Program is to create a student-centered educational environment that engages individuals to become compassionate, competent physician assistants who possess the clinical skills to contribute positively to the dynamic health care needs of rural and underserved populations.

WHO SHOULD BECOME A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT?

We are looking for caring, compassionate individuals who want to serve their communities as primary care providers as part of a Physician / PA team.  Indiana State’s PA program is designed with evidence-based medicine and culturally sensitive provision of care as guiding principles.  We intend to attract and retain a diverse student body.  Although prior health care experience is preferred, it is not a requirement of admission.