I recently got accepted to a PA school and during the interview, I really felt I belong there. However, it is a relatively new program and I do have some concerns. I want your opinions about new programs and whether you would go to one.
Pros about the school:
-Already has strong ties to healthcare facilities due to other preexisting healthcare programs
-Love the area
-Since still new, program has to prove itself and make sure its students become good PAs
-No alumni support
-Still working on curriculum and rotation sites
-Still figuring out faculty
-No PANCE scores
My biggest concern is the rotation sites. Although they have a lot of connections to healthcare facilities, it's hard to say where and how the rotations will be. They choose our rotation sites for us, and stated rotations will be at most 1.5 hours away. When asked about the rotation sites, seems that they are still trying to figure them out.
I really like the school and keep trying to convince myself to go here versus more established programs. I'm not sure if new programs are that bad since you're still going to come out as a PA. Opinions?