Yale University's proposed online physician assistant program, which raised ire among students and alumni earlier this year, will move forward, administrators at the School of Medicine have decided. The plans for the online program hit an accreditation snag earlier this year after the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant decided Yale could not treat the hybrid program as an expansion of the face-to-face version. Yale's plan, according to the Yale Daily News, is to treat the hybrid program as separate from the residential program. Students and alumni have argued that offering the program online will hurt the reputation of the highly selective face-to-face program.
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