President Would Not Confirm Midland College PA Program Will Stay 7/17/13
Quote from State Rep. Tom Craddick:
"The Texas Tech University Health Science Center Physician Assistant program at Midland College is an asset to the community. Since its inception, the PA program has grown exponentially and successfully graduated health care professionals who serve West Texas and provide folks in rural areas greater access to healthcare."
"I am extremely thankful to the Texas Tech administration, including Chancellor Kent Hance and Board of Regents Chairman Mickey Long, for their time and efforts to resolve any questions surrounding the PA program. Because of their leadership, I am elated to learn that the program will remain at Midland College and plans are being put into place that will ensure its continued success."
MIDLAND - President Tedd Mitchell of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center could not confirm in an interview today whether the Physician Assistant program will stay in Midland.
Mitchell said the program faces challenges in Midland.
"Some challenges are purely economical about the cost of living," Mitchell said.
He also mentioned questions regarding an accreditation announcement that was needed for the program.
Stakeholders and donors are now in a closed-door meeting to discuss issues with the program including accreditation question.
CBS7 will soon have more details on this situation.