Official ARC-PA Statement:
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the USF Morsani College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Florida.
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.
The USF MCOM PA Program portal on CASPA will open when CASPA opens its application cycle in late April. The application deadline for the class matriculating in May 2020 is November 1, 2019. Interviews are planned to be conducted for invited applicants in the late summer and fall of 2019.
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.