On a bright Satruday in early July, students from the Mount St. Joseph University's PA (Physician Assistant) Program put their teamwork skills to good use outside the classroom.
A group of 10 students competed in the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants’ 2018 PA Olympics at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. More than 400 representatives from PA programs across Ohio joined together to raise more than $12,000 to support multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system.
Besides having fun in the summer sun, the PA students built camaraderie as members of the Mount's inaugural PA class. The graduate program began in January with a cohort of 32 students.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Mount St. Joseph University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Mount St. Joseph University. 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. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.