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Information Session to discuss new Physician Assistant Program at LRU

Tue Feb 18 2014

HICKORY, N.C. — An information session detailing Lenoir-Rhyne University’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program will be held on Monday, February 24 from 6 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. in McCrorie, Fintel room 213.

Community members including current high-school students, along with graduates or alumni who have a Bachelor of Science degree are invited to the information session, which will highlight the intense 27 month, year-round program focused on patient care theory, science and practice, combining didactic, laboratory, and clinical study experience.

The mission of LRU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is to educate primary care physician assistants; students originating from a diversity of faith, geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, educationally and clinically prepared to become compassionate professionals providing quality healthcare from a holistic standpoint to populations in diverse geographic locations and for the medically underserved in local, national, and international settings.

Currently LRU has applied for Provisional Accreditation from the Accreditation ReviewCommission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARCPA). The Accreditation site visit is scheduled for September 2014.  The ARCPA commission meets in March 2015 where provisional accreditation is granted to those developing programs who provide evidence of compliance with the ARCPA standards. The program is projected to begin in the summer of 2015.

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