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anyone consider schools that are in the process of accreditation and have provisionary accreditation?

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Everyone seems to, on the assumption that they'll be easier to get into.  Fact is, provisional accreditation is not "not accredited", which won't let you sit for PANCE (= useless), but rather provisionally accredited, which allows students enrolling during the accreditation period to sit for the PANCE, so your thread subject really doesn't match what you're asking about.

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Hmm. Okay sorry my question was incorrectly stated. I am looking at a program that has provisional accreditation. Not for ease, but regional convenience. The first class enters this year. I was curious about the negatives of entering a "provisional" program. Which you were able to still answer. Thank you.

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As info I am unable to correct my thread subject from my phone, however I will try to when I am at my computer. In the meantime, if anyone would like to share their experience with a provisionally accredited program I would be appreciative.

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The other downsides to being in the first class or two can include:

* The program is still figuring things out, so things will change on you.

* Faculty will not necessarily be experienced in teaching PA students, depending on how aggressively the program recruited faculty

* Rotations will not be established.

* There is no reputation-based hiring, since you don't have prior classes who made a good name for themselves.

... and probably plenty of others that I'm not recalling off the top of my head.  I really liked going to a well-established school.

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* There is no reputation-based hiring, since you don't have prior classes who made a good name for themselves.

... and probably plenty of others that I'm not recalling off the top of my head.  I really liked going to a well-established school.

probably depends on the program. I doubt grads from the first class at boston university or tufts will have problems getting jobs.

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probably depends on the program. I doubt grads from the first class at boston university or tufts will have problems getting jobs.

Good point--there is no program reputation, but of course the general university reputation always applies.

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