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Information Session to discuss new Physician Assistant program at LRU

Mon May 12 2014

HICKORY, N.C. — An information session detailing Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Physician Assistant program will be held Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. in McCrorie Center room 213. A campus tour will be offered after the session. If you plan to tour, please plan to stay until approximately 11:30 a.m.

High-school students are encouraged to attend the open house, highlighting the unique 3+2 program, which allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in just five years.

The mission of LRU’s Physician Assistant 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 Review Commission 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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