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 Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Indiana University School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Indiana University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.