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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 ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Thomas Jefferson University Physician Assistant Program.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.