Accreditation, Attrition, and PANCE Rates

Accreditation

ARC Statement:

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Miami University, Master of Medical Science in Physician Associate Studies Program sponsored by Miami University - Oxford.

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.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Attrition

Data will be made available in Spring 2025.

Pending ARC Accreditation
Criteria Class of 2025 Class of 2026 Class of 2027
Maximum Class Size (as approved by ARC-PA) 36 36 36
Entering Class Size # # #
Graduates # # #
Attrition Rate # # #
Graduation Rate # # #

*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.
**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size. 


PANCE Rates

The first time Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) rates for the five most recent graduating classes as provided by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) compared to the national average is published once information becomes available for each class year. Data for Miami University's first graduating class will be available Spring 2025.

Licensing Disclosure

Following successful completion of an ARC-PA accredited program, a graduate will be eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE). This examination is the minimum requirement for initial licensing eligibility and is administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). The details for licensing and practice eligibility are determined by state law and can vary between states, including initial and maintenance licensing requirements.

Licensure requirements for each state are provided by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Miami University has applied for provisional accreditation by ARC-PA (see formal statement). Program accreditation updates are published by ARC-PA

Following accreditation, a graduate of Miami University's Physician Associate Studies Program who successfully passes the PANCE will meet the minimal licensure requirements for the state of Ohio. However, no institution is able to guarantee a license is awarded to every individual who applies. Furthermore, while it is believed that the curriculum accommodates the needs of diverse communities, it cannot guarantee the same licensing expectations in every state are accomplished equally. Students are encouraged to thoroughly investigate the requirements of the states where licensure is desired.