starting a thread for the new Canisius College PA program. I am currently applying to the program and wondering if anyone has heard about the program overall, or professors/admin. Anyone else applying and nervous about the provisional accreditation? Hoping this program turns out well! Starts January 2021.
I'm choosing between two schools and was wondering if other people could weigh in on this topic. Both schools have great reputations but one of them has a provisional accreditation due to it being a new program ( I would be in the 3rd graduating class). How heavily should this weigh on my decision? Would this be a deal breaker for people if the other school had continuing accreditation. Any specific risks you would worry about? Thanks!
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?