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  1. So I went to the SMU website and viewed their accreditation status from the June 2019 meeting and the ARC-PA placed SMU PA Program on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in June 2021. I don't see anymore information in regards to the Fresno expansion and this may be why. There's also a message from the Program Chair, Mike DeRosa, PhD: "The Samuel Merritt University Master Physician Assistant Program has a 20-year history of excellence in PA education. During our most recent self-study and accreditation review process, issues pertaining to the clinical year and how we collect and analyze data regarding our students’ supervised clinical practice experiences were raised. These issues, as well as a few logistical and administrative program issues, led to a decision to place the SMU PA Program on a probationary accreditation status. This is a temporary designation allowing the program time to comply fully with accreditation standards and expectations. The SMU PA Program remains an accredited program during its probationary period. The SMU PA Program immediately engaged the resources of the University which is fully supportive of our efforts. Together the Department faculty and University administration will work to address issues raised in this review and restore our accreditation status to “Accreditation-Continuing.” We have every confidence that we will achieve this outcome together. In the interim, the SMU PA Program remains a strong, experienced program and faculty and will continue our efforts to train the best PA’s possible."
  2. Congratulations to everyone that received early acceptances!!! So exciting!
  3. all of this talk about waiting to hear back is making me so excited and anxious at the same time! good luck, everyone!!!
  4. Can you provide us more information (date, location, time) in regards to the pizza party the night prior? Will we be receiving an email about this or is it impromptu? Thanks!
  5. When the faculty conducting the interview hasn't read the application / doesn't know anything about the applicant.
  6. I also got an invitation email on December 20th and chose the January 19th interview date. So excited! Looking forward to meeting y'all and best of luck to everyone.
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