PANCE Pass Rate

The School of PA Studies is pleased to report a first-time PANCE pass rate of 100% - congratulations to the Class of 2016!

You may review and download the official NCCPA report on the first-time PANCE pass rates for the Class of 2016.


To attain the PA-C designation, graduates of ARC-PA accredited PA programs must take and pass the PANCE. The PANCE is a computerized, multiple-choice exam that comprises 360 questions that assess basic medical and surgical knowledge. It is administered by the National Commission on Certification of the Physician Assistant (NCCPA).

The information tested in the PANCE are: cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, EENT, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, musculoskeletal, neurological, psychiatric, dermatologic, hematologic, and infectious diseases. The skills and abilities tested are: history taking, lab diagnostic, formation of a diagnosis, health maintenance, clinical intervention, clinical therapeutics, and the application of concepts.