The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Wake Forest School of Medicine. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be in 2022. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The Physician Assistant Program is a graduate-level program that awards a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree after 24 months of study. The Wake Forest PA Program is approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) for 64 students at our Winston-Salem campus and up to 32 students at our expanded campus at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Accreditation for the Boone cohort was granted in September 2013, and the first students enrolled in June 2014. The Boone campus has also been approved by SACSCOC.
View the program's accreditation history through the linked download provided by ARC-PA.
|Graduate Classes||Class of 2019||Class of 2020||Class of 2021|
|Maximum entering class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
|Entering class size||89||90||90|
*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attrited from cohort divided by the entering class size
**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size
For detailed information on our Graduation Rates, see Goal #2 below.
PANCE Pass Rates
The most recent PANCE pass rate information is available here: PANCE Pass Rate (pdf)