The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the OHSU Division of Physician Assistant Education Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the Oregon Health & Science University.  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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2025. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

See also, Policies and Standards

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at


OHSU provides information regarding state licensure on the OHSU out-of-state authorization webpage under licensure -

Provost Award for Excellence in Program Assessment

This award is for programs that have a top score on both their plan and report and whose reviewer comments highlight this impressive work.  This program does it all: communicates learning outcomes, aligns well with the university outcomes, reflects on outcomes not met, engages stakeholders at a high level, and makes data-based changes to classes and the program as a whole.  This program is a shining star.

Equity in Assessment Award

This award is for programs who are inclusive in their assessment of student learning.  They disaggregate their data to examine whether any groups of students need to be better supported.  They evaluate and update their assessments with universal design principles in mind, allowing students to demonstrate learning in multiple ways.  They actively involve and empower learners as partners in the assessment process with the goal of creating a more culturally responsive learning environment.  This program considers the student population being served and is mindful of systems of power and oppression that might impact learning. 

Stakeholder and Data Engagement Commendation from the OHSU Provost

This award is for programs that analyze their assessment data along with stakeholders like students, staff, alumni, and employers to implement changes to the way they do things with the goal of improving student learning.  They consult, collaborate with, and enable stakeholders.  This program is action-oriented and makes informed decisions.