Program Policies

Cohort Begins Fall | Credits 125 | 27 months | In-person, full time

Program Policies

Explore our Physician Associate Medicine Policy page for clear guidelines and regulations governing our program. It is your go-to reference for understanding structure, expectations, and requirements, ensuring excellence in healthcare education and practice.

Master of Medical Science in PA Medicine Handbook and Policy Manual

The MMSc PA Medicine Student Manual is a thorough guide detailing the essential policies, standards, procedures, and resources for students enrolled in the MMSc in PA Medicine at PBA. This manual is readily accessible to students via myPBA and CANVAS. Understanding that students within this program must also adhere to the broader policies and standards established by Palm Beach Atlantic University and the School of Health Professions, ensuring a comprehensive governance framework. 

We strive to maintain the accuracy and relevance of the information provided in the manual. However, please be aware that Palm Beach Atlantic University and the School of Health Professions reserve the right to amend any regulations, procedures, policies, requirements, and other information published on the website at any time and without prior notice. 

Master of Medical Science in PA Medicine Policies for Prospective Students

Below is a curated list of policies, each accompanied by a direct link to its detailed webpage. Prospective students must review and understand these policies. 

Standard   Policy
A1.02k  Tuition/Fees Refunds 
A 3.03  Policy: Soliciting clinical sites 
A 3.04  Must not be required to work for the program
A 3.05  Must not substitute for Instructional or clinical faculty or staff for the program 
A 3.10   Timely Access and Referral to Student Services 
A 3.12a  ARC-PA accreditation status 
A 3.12b  Evidence in effectiveness in meeting goals 
A 3.12c  Current annual PANCE Exam Performance Summary Report Last 5 Years report provided by NCCPA
A 3.12d  Required curricular components 
A 3.12e  Academic credit offered by program
A 3.12f  Estimates of costs (tuition/fees)
A 3.12g  Program required competencies 
A 3.12h  Services and resources related to distant campus – Not Applicable
A 3.12i  Student attrition information
A 3.13a  Admission practices favoring individuals/groups 
A 3.13b  Admission requirements (education/experiences) 
A 3.13c  Practices for advanced placement
A 3.13d  Admissions requirements (academic standards
A 3.13e  Technical standards 
A 3.15e   Policy for Student Employment


Accreditation (A3.12a, D1.02c)

Anticipating ARC-PA approval, PBA will begin interviewing for the inaugural class in the fall of 2023 and matriculate the first class on October 1, 2024. 

Palm Beach Atlantic University PA program has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). PBA PA program anticipates matriculating its first class in October 2024, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the June 2024 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. 

Note: In the event accreditation is not obtained, all deposits will be refunded to cohort members.