Accreditation, Board Certification, and Attrition

Program Accreditation

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Yale Physician Assistant Online Program sponsored by Yale School of Medicine.

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 program’s accreditation history can be viewed by clicking here Please note: Individuals must click on the link above and then click again on the “pdf document” to access the program’s accreditation actions history.

PA Board Certification

Yale PA Online prepares students to become certified physician assistants (PAs) by passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The program’s first time pass rates are noted here (PDF, 152KB).

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is the only certifying organization for PAs in the United States. After becoming certified, PAs must obtain state licensure. To maintain active certification status, PAs must complete a minimum of 100 hours of continuing medical education (and pay a certification maintenance fee to NCCPA) every two years.

Attrition and Graduation Rates

The program’s attrition and graduation rates are noted here.

To learn more about Yale PA Online, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.