Proposed Timeline (abbreviated)

Date Event
Fall 2012 Advertise for program director (physician assistant full-time)
September 2012 Employ medical director
November 29-30, 2012 ARC-PA meeting
Spring 2013 Complete search and employ program director
Spring 2013 Confirm facilities development schedule
Spring/Summer 2013 Program director begins work
2012-2013 Begin securing clinical sites
Spring 2013 SACS-COC: Notification
Spring 2013 Initiate formal architectural design for facility
November 2013 Complete development of curriculum
2013-14 Secure additional clinical sites
2013-14 Renovate graduate health science facilities
April 2014 Online application available through CASPA
September 1, 2014 Application due to ARC-PA
November 3-4, 2014 Provisional site visit
March 2015 Response from ARC-PA regarding request for provisional accreditation
Spring 2015 Purchase and install furnishings and equipment
Spring 2015 Complete student recruitment process for first cohort of students
June 2015 Begin course offerings
Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Recruit second class
Summer 2016 Begin course offerings for second class
Fall 2017 Graduate inaugural class

Note: Lynchburg College has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The College anticipates matriculating its first class in June 2015, pending provisional accreditation in March 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation standards.


Updated November 2013