From the UMES PA Program website:Accreditation Statement
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has placed the Physician Assistant program sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Accreditation- Probation status until its next validation review in September 2015.
Probation is a temporary status of accreditation conferred when a program does not meet theStandards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.
Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn.
Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).