Due to changes in the accreditation standards for physician assistant programs (arc-pa.org), PA students will be required to graduate from a PA program that offers a master’s degree effective January 1, 2020.
Since Foothill College is not able to offer a master’s degree, the Primary Care Associate Program, a collaboration between Foothill College and Stanford School of Medicine that has provided PA education for over four decades, will be discontinued. The last Foothill College physician assistant class was enrolled in June of 2016 and will graduate in 2018.
Stanford University will be offering a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies starting August of 2017. For more information about the Stanford program, visit med.stanford.edu/pa.