Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Graduate School prepare students to become competent, ethical and compassionate health care providers who are ready to fulfill the roles and duties of the primary care physician assistant, recognize and promote the value of diversity, and who are committed to lifelong learning. Students completing this program will receive a Master of Science in Health Science from UMB and a Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies from AACC. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam for physician assistants.
Our full-time, twenty-five (25) month credit program includes subjects in applied medical and behavioral sciences, patient assessment, clinical medicine, procedural skills, health policy, professional practice issues, and supervised clinical practice. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
The ARC-PA has granted Continued Accreditation to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College. Continued Accreditation is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Continued 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 comprehensive review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2018.