Physician Assistant Program
Yes. USF MCOM PA Program has been granted the status of Accreditation-Continued by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of South Florida Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Florida.
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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 March 2031. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Please visit the USF PA Program Application Timeline
Degree and prerequisite coursework taken outside of the U.S. is not accepted (regardless if made equivalent by a U.S. institution).
If you meet these requirements and have the prerequisites as listed on the USF MCOM PA Program website, your application will be considered.
There are a couple of resources available at USF and USF Health for prospective PA students who seek academic advising (i.e. review of transcripts, application advice):
The USF Division of Health Professions Advising webpage has links to the various USF Pre-Health Professions Advisors.
The USF Health Preadmissions and Outreach webpage contains information regarding the USF Health programs specifically. Their contact and advising scheduling information can be found there (be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page for all information provided). You do not need to be a current student USF student to take advantage of either of these resources.