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 2019 is November 1, 2018. Interviews are planned to be conducted for invited applicants in the late summer and fall of 2018.
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.
Please go to the Division of Health Professions Advising webpage for links to the various USF Pre-Health Professions Advisors and USF Health Preadmissions Coordinators. This page contains their contact and scheduling information (be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page for all information provided).