Augsburg’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies educates generalist physician assistants oriented toward service to underserved populations, both in rural and urban settings. Our master’s program is a 31-month, full-time program including academic and clinical education.
Housed at Luther Seminary in St. Anthony Park, just minutes from the main Augsburg College campus, ours was the first physician assistant program in the state. We have a proven track record of success — graduates of our PA program consistently pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam at a rate that is higher than the national average (click here to view Augsburg’s five-year PANCE pass rate).
Our proven faculty and dedicated staff strive to provide our students with the best PA education possible. Our goal is to help graduates obtain their license and begin work as quickly as possible.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Augsburg College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Augsburg College. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2018. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Between January and June, the PA program hosts information session for potential applicants. The sessions run approximately one hour long and provide an overview of the program, a summary of the application process, a review of the prerequisites and PA program requirements. Attendance at each session is limited so that discussion can be facilitated in an effective manner.