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Can you please share the guidelines for school transfer policy from one PA program to another? Are there any established guidelines that the ARC-PA program has that one can refer to?

If possible can you share the link for it.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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it is almost unheard of to transfer between PA programs. Every program is slightly different. It is not like transferring as a bio major. Bio 1A is basically the same class everywhere. PA schools teach things in different order. Some use PBL, some use lecture only, some use both, some have sections, etc. Think long and hard about leaving PA school part way through. You will probably have to reapply from scratch to new programs as a new applicant. 

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1 hour ago, EMEDPA said:

it is almost unheard of to transfer between PA programs. Every program is slightly different. It is not like transferring as a bio major. Bio 1A is basically the same class everywhere. PA schools teach things in different order. Some use PBL, some use lecture only, some use both, some have sections, etc. Think long and hard about leaving PA school part way through. You will probably have to reapply from scratch to new programs as a new applicant. 

Can you share the ARC-PA regulation about this? or some governing body regulation about this?

Many thanks.

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I could not find any policies because it really never happens.

A prior thread on the topic: 

 

An AI search for transfer between PA programs shows this:

Transferring between physician assistant (PA) programs can be challenging, and the acceptance of transfer credits varies. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Transfer Credits:

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1 hour ago, EMEDPA said:

I could not find any policies because it really never happens.

A prior thread on the topic: 

 

An AI search for transfer between PA programs shows this:

Transferring between physician assistant (PA) programs can be challenging, and the acceptance of transfer credits varies. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Transfer Credits:

Thanks for the link and suggestions.

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On 6/21/2024 at 5:18 PM, Sunnyn said:

Can you share the ARC-PA regulation about this? or some governing body regulation about this?

Many thanks.

ARC-PA does not regulate this. While they are a bunch of psychopaths, they don't do much regulation of program entry requirements. 

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I have heard of students leaving programs closing down to enroll elsewhere. The most recent were students add Alderson-Broaddus who left to go to Marietta College and I believe West Liberty. That's the extent of what I know.

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The ARC-PA does not have policies regarding IF transfers can occur.  It does have a standard:  

A3.13 The program must define, publish, consistently apply and make readily available to prospective students, policies and procedures to include:
a) admission and enrollment practices that favor specified individuals or groups (if applicable),
b) admission requirements regarding prior education or work experience,
c) practices for awarding or granting advanced placement,
d) any required academic standards for enrollment, and

e) any required technical standards for enrollment

 

So if a program allows for transfers (AKA advance placement) it needs to be stated on their website.  As EMEDPA stated it rarely happens because every PA program is a little different.  Once you've seen one PA program...you've only seen one PA program

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