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The Bethel University Physician Assistant (PA) program is grateful for your contribution to the training of its students and the promotion of the profession.

Below, we'll answer all your questions about Bethel's PA preparation to help you plan a comprehensive clinical experience for PA students. In your hands, they'll take their significant didactic knowledge and learn to apply it to become competent and compassionate healthcare providers.

Here's some information that may prove helpful for you as a preceptor:

Why Become a Bethel Preceptor

Learn the benefits of precepting, from access to top PA recruits to special discounts on everyday needs. Plus, find out credentialing information.

Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Grant

Bethel University PA Program qualifies for the MERC grant, which is administered by the MN Department of Health.  The annual grant is distributed to eligible clinical sites.  As both the Teaching Progam and Sponsoring Institution, Bethel University manages this grant and works with our eligible clinical sites.
MERC Grant Eligibility.  For additional information please contact us at

Clinical Year Details

Understand how the rotations work and what is expected in each one during the clinical phase of a student's PA education.

Preceptor Responsibilities and Guidelines

Learn your role as a preceptor and what you can expect from a PA student.

Objectives By Specialty

Here, you'll find printable manual for each medical specialty.

Forms and Documents

Locate all the forms you'll need here, as well as a handbook that will answer many of your questions.

Accreditation and Program Goals

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Bethel University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bethel 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2026. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Learn more about the PA program's accreditation, program goals, attrition rate, and first time graduate performance on certification exam.

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