Class of 2015 graduation
The mission of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program is to educate individuals to become outstanding clinicians and to foster leaders who will serve their communities and advance the physician assistant profession.
Goals of the Program
The Yale PA Program imparts the skills requisite for life-long learning by encouraging students to be self-directed during their education. The program provides a foundation of medical knowledge required for PA practice while exposing students to medical innovation that will be important for the future.
Our goals include educating individuals to integrate the clinical data that they obtain from their medical history, physical examination, and laboratory analysis in order to form a differential diagnosis for the patient condition. We emphasize proficiency in a wide range of medical procedures. Our students are expected to utilize technological resources appropriately and with discrimination.
Finally, it is our goal to facilitate the maturation of several important interpersonal characteristics during the PA student training. Our students are taught to practice in an ethical, empathetic and professional manner. Our training is intended to emphasize the team based approach to the provision of medical care in the United States.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program sponsored by Yale University 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Please note that the ARC-PA does not accredit the Public Health curriculum associated with the PA/MPH joint degree. The MPH curriculum is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).