Physician Assistant Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor, Sean Kramer, will serve as site visitor for ARC-PA
Lake Erie College’s Physician Assistant Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor, Sean Kramer has been selected to serve as site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).
“Sean has done an excellent job working with faculty to lead our own accreditation efforts for the ARC-PA. His organization, commitment and attention to detail were all key to our receiving the highest possible accreditation status from ARC-PA. Coupled with his ability to work through data and reach unbiased conclusions, I think these characteristics will help Sean be an outstanding peer reviewer for the ARC-PA,” said John Tedesco, Lake Erie College’s Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Site visitors are selected from a pool of PA and physician educators, clinically practicing PAs and others involved in PA education. Site visitors are required to participate in initial and on going preparation provided by the ARC-PA.
“I am honored to be a PA, proud of the work we do, and want to give back as much as I can. My beliefs coincide with the mission of ARC-PA, in that we must protect public safety and the best interest of the PA profession. I look forward to the opportunity in serving as an ARC-PA site visitor,” said Kramer.
According to ARC-PA, ideal site visitors possess superior analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal abilities. They are attentive to detail, open-minded, follow directions and commit the time needed to comprehensively review program materials and conduct site visits. About Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. The ARC-PA is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards. It awards accreditation to programs through a peer review process that includes documentation periodic site visit evaluation to substantiate compliance with the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education. The accreditation process is designed to encouraged sound educational practices and innovation by programs and stimulate continuous self-study and improvement. There are currently 275 accredited PA Programs in the United States.