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Physician Assistant Program

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of South Carolina Columbia School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Carolina.

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

Chat with the Chair:
Do you have a burning question about the new USC PA program? Join one of these live webinars to get your questions answered by the admissions chair.

Date: 6/13/17
Time: 2pm-3pm EST
Webinar Link

Date: 7/11/17
Time: 2pm-3pm EST
Webinar Link

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE/Q&A session.

Q&A Session Info
Date:Friday, June 16, 2017
Time:12:30pm – 3:30 p.m.
Location: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
VA Campus
6311 Garners Ferry Road
Building 101, Medical Library, 3rd Floor
Columbia, SC 29209

We would like to extend an invitation to all prospective PA students to come tour our newly renovated PA Suite, meet the PA faculty and staff, and learn more about the USC School of Medicine PA program. We look forward to seeing you at Open House!

Please RSVP to 803-216-3950 or to