Yale Physician Assistant Online Program History

  • 2015: Yale University Corporation supported the creation of a physician assistant program with a hybrid curriculum
  • 2017: Received Provisional Accreditation from ARC-PA and regional accreditation from New England Association of Schools & Colleges; admitted first cohort of students
  • 2018: Inaugural class matriculated; James Van Rhee Student Society founded; hosted the first Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE) event; granted Founder level in the Physician Assistant History Society (PAHx)
  • 2020: Inaugural class graduated; granted Provisional Accreditation from ARC-PA following the second scheduled site visit
  • 2022: Held in-person graduation for the PA Online Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022—the first commencement ceremony for the PA Online Program