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PANCE Exam

The DeSales PA program excels at PANCE preparation, with a near-perfect first-time pass rate since the program began.

PANCE is the only exam given to graduating physician assistants and it must be passed in order to be eligible for licensure in all 50 states.

The DeSales MSPAS is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Therefore, when you graduate you are eligible to sit for the PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certification Examination).

Between 2002 and 2015, DeSales' PA program maintained a perfect pass rate. In 2016, it dropped to 97 percent — still above the national average. 2017 and 2018 have both seen the pass rate return to 100 percent.

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We’re successful in preparing our candidates to be licensed PAs. While there are lots of ways to measure quality, this pass rate certainly is one measure of that quality.

Wayne Stuart, MD Head of the Division of Healthcare and Director of the PA Program

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