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Program Summary



Effort Full-time Full-time
Class Size 60 100
Credits 82 82
Program Length 6 consecutive terms 6 consecutive terms
Start Date Spring only (January) Spring only (January)
Didactic Delivery Method On-campus lectures Remote instruction (mix of asynchronous and synchronous sessions)
Lab Delivery Method On-campus labs Mix of remote lab activities and hands-on immersion labs
Total Clinical Education 8 Clinical Rotations (for students starting in January 2023) 8 Clinical Rotations

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*The University of Pittsburgh PA Studies Hybrid Program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The University of Pittsburgh PA Studies Hybrid Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2023, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2022 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 appear to 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.
In the event that the program does not achieve accreditation all students who have deposited a seat in the program will receive a full refund. The program will not accept the class until which time provisional accreditation has been granted.