Carroll gets $750K Murdock grant for physician assistant program

Carroll College has received a $750,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to be used for the college’s forthcoming Physician Assistant Program.

This grant will assist in setting the foundation for the program including curriculum development, faculty and staff recruitment and infrastructure and facility needs, college officials said in an email.

Carroll College students walk across campus in this 2021 IR file photo. 

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Carroll College plans to enroll the first cohort of PA students in the fall of 2026, pending provisional accreditation approval from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc.

The Murdock Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. “Jack” Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five Pacific Northwest states — Montana, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington — that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Since 1975, the trust has awarded more than 8,300 grants totaling more than $1.3 billion.

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