Thomas Jefferson University PANCE Performance
Board Pass Rates
The Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) is the qualifying examination administered by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for physician assistant graduates. The examination is a multiple-choice, comprehensive assessment of an individual's clinical knowledge. The NCCPA is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. To be eligible for PANCE, you must graduate from a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) as a Physician Assistant Program or a Surgeon Assistant Program. PA program graduates will be deemed to have graduated from an accredited program if their PA educational program was accredited at the time of their matriculation. Following successful completion of the PANCE, a physician assistant is "certified" to practice and can use the initials "PA-C."
Once the TJU PA Program graduates its inaugural class, their PANCE performance results will be published on this page.
*The TJU Department of Physician Assistant Studies has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The TJU Department of Physician Assistant Studies anticipates matriculating its first class in Pre-Fall 2014, pending Accreditation - Provisional at March 2014 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its initial accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards. If Accreditation-Provisional is not awarded at the March 2014 ARC-PA meeting, TJU will not be permitted to enroll the class anticipated to matriculate in Pre-Fall 2014