Chapman’s Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences is thrilled to announce that it’s MMS Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program has been granted “Accreditation-Continued” status by The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). In an email to the CHBS community, Dean Hill stated the following:

“This status has been six years in the making and came after three self-studies, three site visits, and six years of excellent assessment and outcome data.  The 10 year period is the most a program can be awarded before submitting for re-accreditation.”

Chapman’s PA Studies program is swiftly growing into one of the nation’s top-ranking PA schools. The program is housed at the new Rinker Health Sciences campus in Irvine, CA., a state-of-the-art facility complete with a patient exam suite, comprehensive and emergency simulation labs, and multiple interactive classrooms equipped with cutting-edge technology. The integrative curriculum allows students to closely collaborate with other graduate health programs such as Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Marriage & Family Therapy. Currently, the program’s PANCE exam average pass rate is 97% for first-time test takers.

Crean College would like to formally thank everyone listed below for their tremendous contribution to this stellar outcome:

  • Mike Burney, PA-C, Program Chair
  • Ari Babaknia, M.D., Medical Director
  • The entire PA Studies faculty and staff
  • Dr. Joe Slowensk, Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs
  • Dr. Paul Kang, Director of Accreditation and Assessment
  • Harold Hewitt, EVP, and Chief Operating Officer
  • Dr. Glenn Pfeiffer, Provost
  • Dr. Daniele Struppa, President