Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Master's Degree Physician Assistant Program Accreditation Status
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2020 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.
Failed Accreditation Course of Action
In the event Accreditation-Provisional status is not granted, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program will not admit students in January 2021. All applicants for the 2021 admissions cycle will be notified of the ARC-PAs decision on assigning the UMHB’s MSPA program Accreditation-Provisional status following their meeting in September 2020. Additional information on accreditation is available at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/. The CASPA and UMHB graduate application fees will not be refunded.
The developing Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) program is currently applying for Accreditation-Provisional status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). This program will be housed in state-of-the-art facilities on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus located within the Mayborn College of Health Sciences in Belton, Texas. The MSPA program offers a 28-month curriculum resulting in a MSPA degree. This degree will continue the focus of the college to meet the rising demands of healthcare in Central Texas and around the world.
Physician assistants (PAs) are highly skilled health practitioners who work under the supervision of a physician to provide patient care services. PAs take complete medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic studies, and diagnose and treat patients. PAs are not limited to practicing in one field of medicine. They often work in primary care settings with family practice physicians and in specialty fields such as surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, pathology, and internal medicine. Most importantly, PAs improve the accessibility of quality healthcare to underserved individuals in both urban and rural settings.
Mission & Vision
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program’s mission is to recruit and prepare graduate students to become competent, compassionate, service-driven physician assistant leaders who deliver evidence-based medical care to meet universal healthcare needs.
Program education occurs in a Christian environment guided by faculty who teach and mentor with integrity, sensitivity, and a commitment to excellence.
The vision of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program is to be a regionally and nationally recognized medical education program, with a reputation for developing highly sought-after physician assistants who are dedicated to the delivery of compassionate evidence-based healthcare, professional leadership, and community service.
- Recruit and admit diverse qualified graduate students committed to the PA profession
- Provide a competency-driven, practice-based training experience that prepares students for entry into clinical practice
- Deliver quality clinical instruction that provides experiences in a variety of patient care settings
- Encourage professional involvement, leadership, and service
- Graduate competent medical practitioners who are in high demand for careers as Physician Assistants
- Create a supportive environment for faculty and staff that promotes continued educational development, ingenuity, scholarship, and collaboration
Jenny Magana • Physician Assistant Program Secretary
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900 College Street, Box 8402 • Belton, TX 76513
Page last updated December 17, 2019