Yale Physician Assistant Online Program History

  • 2015: Yale University Corporation supported the creation of an online physician assistant program with a blended curriculum and appointed James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C as the first Program Director for the Yale Physician Assistant Online Program
  • 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