The Indiana University Master of Physician Assistant (IUMPAS) Studies Program is a 27 month/7 semester program intended for individuals with a commitment to provide healthcare services in underserved urban and rural communities. The program includes 73.5 semester hours of didactic coursework and 37.5 hours of clinical rotations for a total of 111 semester hours. The program objectives are based on competencies that are expected of any practicing physician assistant as well as the mission of the IUMPAS program.
The program addresses 6 broad areas:
- Didactic coursework (fundamental science and medical knowledge)
- Clinical skills (including communication, patient interview and physical exam techniques, critical thinking, and clinical procedures)
- Inter-professional collaborative education and work environments
- Cultural awareness
- Clinical rotations in urban/rural community-based practice settings as well as rotations in large, university-affiliated academic medical centers
The Indiana University Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program was granted Accreditation—Provisional by the ARC-PA in 2012.
Accreditation—Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation—Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.